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Transcontinental Train Odyssey

The Ghan, the Khyber, the globe

Transcontinental Train Odyssey by Tim Fischer
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‘This book is both highly educational and a damn good read.'
Sam Burgess, OAM, former chairman Zig Zag Railway<\i>

‘A fascinating view of railways throughout the world by an Australian railway do-er.'
Mike Mohan, formerly of US Railroader, Southern Pacific Railways and now ARG, Perth<\i>

Join Tim Fischer, former deputy prime minister of Australia and one of the country's best-known (and most energetic) train enthusiasts, on an entertaining and informative journey to the great railways of the world.

From the early days of train travel to the heady international race to develop new railways to the inaugural journey of Australia's new Ghan, Tim explores the successes and the disasters of a mode of transport that still captures the imagination today.

Here are tales from Tim's many hundreds of train trips around the world, colourful anecdotes about the characters he's met and the far-flung places he's visited, and descriptions of his twelve greatest stations in the world ?as well as enough rail history and technical information to satisfy the most ardent trainspotter.
Allen & Unwin; August 2004
239 pages; ISBN 9781741153286
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Title: Transcontinental Train Odyssey
Author: Tim Fischer
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