On Railways Far Away

Hardcover | June 28, 2012

byWilliam D. Middleton

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In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded events such as the final days of American Civil War locomotives in Morocco and the start up of the world's first high-speed railway in Japan. He has photographed such great civil works as Scotland's Firth of Forth Bridge and the splendid railway station at Haydarpasa on the Asian side of the Bosporus, while closer to home he has been recognized for his significant contribution to the photographic interpretation of North America's railroading history. On Railways Far Away presents over 200 of Middleton's favorite photographs and the personal stories behind the images. It is a book that will delight both armchair travelers and those for whom the railroads still hold romance.

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In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded events such as the final days of American Civil War locomotives in Morocco and the start up of the world's first high-speed railwa...

William D. Middleton (1928-2011) authored more than 20 books and hundreds of articles on rail transportation, engineering, and travel topics. He was editor (with George M. Smerk and Roberta L. Diehl) of Encyclopedia of North American Railroads (IUP, 2007) and author (with William D. Middleton III) of Frank Julian Sprague: Electrical In...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 8.5 × 9.5 × 1.3 inPublished:June 28, 2012Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253005914

ISBN - 13:9780253005915

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Table of Contents

Preface: "On Railways Far Away"
Chapter 1. Western Europe Trains
Chapter 2. Far Northern Railways
Chapter 3. On the North Edge of Africa
Chapter 4. Across the Middle East from Berlin to Baghdad
Chapter 5. Trains of the Far East
Chapter 6. Meter Gauge in Southeast Asia
Chapter 7. A Glimpse of Australia
Chapter 8. Railway People

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"[T]his hard-bound collection of photographs is an apt memorial to a man who was known to say, 'yet there isn't a train I wouldn't catch.'" -Rail Magazine