Whether you're on the Orient Express or the Inverness to Wick and Thurso route traversing some of the wildest country in Britain, train travel affords a vision of the world like no other.
From the modest line through North Yorkshire's Esk Valley to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the coast-tocoast journey through the mountains of Corsica, acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents an unmissable selection for any traveller who loves the journey as much as the destination.
Here is a carefully chosen, wide-ranging selection of train journeys with character, sublime scenery and a real sense of history.
Anthony Lambert has written fifteen books about railways and railway travel, including Switzerland without a Car, the Insight Guide to Great Railway Journeys of Europe and the Insight Guide to Pakistan. He has also written on railway journeys and travel for the Independent, New York Times, Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Wanderlust and Orient-Express Magazine. He was consultant editor to the 9-volume partwork The World of Trains, and has travelled on the railways of over 50 countries.