Description - Great New Zealand Railway Journeys by Graham Hutchins
Sit back and enjoy the ride while Graham Hutchins takes you on a journey of discovery around New Zealand. In the style of Michael Palin, Hutchins describes a dozen unique train journeys, accompanied by many superb photographs of New Zealand's incomparable scenery. For tourists, the book will be a personal travelogue, in which the main features of the landscape, as seen from the train, are described as the journey unfolds; for railway enthusiasts, the book will be essential reading, including some little-known historical and technical information, a look at the lines we have lost, and with many exciting new photographs.
The railway lines profiled in the book (from south to north) are:
The Kingston Flyer
The Taieri Gorge Railway
The Seasider (Dunedin - Palmerston)
The TranzAlpine Express (Christchurch - Greymouth)
The Weka Pass Railway (Waipara - Hanmer area)
The TranzCoastal (Christchurch - Picton)
The Capital Connection (Wellington - Palmerston North)
Wellington - Johnsonville
Wellington - Wairarapa (Masterton)
The Art Deco Express (Paekakariki - Napier)
The Overlander (Wellington - Auckland)
Auckland - Waitakere
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(210mm x 280mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Exisle Publishing
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Author Biography - Graham Hutchins
Graham Hutchins is the author of several successful books about New Zealand railways, as well as other books on rugby, cricket and New Zealand life. Great New Zealand Railway Journeys will be the most comprehensive book yet published aobut New Zealand's railway journeys. Graham has travelled on every New Zealand railway line, as well as across the American rail network and in many other countries. He lives in Hamilton.