Tales from the Fast Trains

Europe at 186MPH

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 739

Tired of airport security queues, delays and all those extra taxes and charges, Tom Chesshyre embarks on a series of high-speed adventures across the Continent on its fast trains instead.He discovers the hidden delights of mysterious Luxembourg, super-trendy Rotterdam, much-maligned Frankfurt and lovely lakeside Lausanne, via a pop concert in Lille. It’s 186 mph all the way – well, apart from a power cut in the Channel Tunnel on the way to Antwerp. What fun can you have at the ends of the lines? Jump on board and find out...

Tales from the Fast Trains

Europe at 186MPH

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 701

Tired of airport security queues, delays and all those extra taxes and charges, Tom Chesshyre embarks on a series of high-speed adventures across the Continent on its fast trains instead.He discovers the hidden delights of mysterious Luxembourg, super-trendy Rotterdam, much-maligned Frankfurt and lovely lakeside Lausanne, via a pop concert in Lille. It’s 186 mph all the way – well, apart from a power cut in the Channel Tunnel on the way to Antwerp. What fun can you have at the ends of the lines? Jump on board and find out...

Slow Trains to Venice

A 4,000-Mile Adventure Across Europe

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 400

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, he heads back via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

2 Illustrated Vintage Train Stories

Fast Express & My Book of Trains

Author: Donohue Saalfield

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 42

View: 701

This is a beautifully restored reprint of two antique tales. If you love trains and train stories, you will adore this collection of vintage railway tales. Beautiful artwork and stunning images create one book that will entertain your favorite train lover -- young or old. If it's trains you like to see, then you can't go wrong with these two stories from days gone by.Does your child love trains? Are you a train enthusiast with a passion for seeing the best antique train stories? You will love these favorite stories about all the fun that railways can offer. All you have to do is choose the best story out of the two!

Victorian Tales: Terror on the Train

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 72

View: 742

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... A crowded train takes a wrong turn and hurtles at full speed into a section of track that should have been closed for repair. Among the passengers is the writer Charles Dickens. Can young workman Tommy stop the train in time and save the lives of those on board – or is it already too late? In this dramatic re-telling of one of the worst rail accidents in Victorian Britain, the Staplehurst Railway disaster, Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Time for True Tales and Almost True

Author: May Hill Arbuthnot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Children's stories

Page: 435

View: 809

"A representative collection of realistic stories for children; to be used in the classroom, home or camp; especially planned for college classes in children's literature; with a general introduction, section introductions, and headnotes for the individual stories." Title page.

The Thorpe Hazell Mysteries, and More Thrilling Tales on and Off the Rails

Author: Victor L. Whitechurch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 169

The Reverend Victor L. Whitechurch was both a popular fiction writer and a railroad enthusiast, so it is no surprise that he created Thorpe Hazell, an eccentric but successful amateur railway detective who solved both crimes and puzzles. All nine of the Thorpe Hazell mysteries are included here, along with nineteen further tales of mystery and adventure (most also having to do with the railways).--publisher.

Water Way Tales

Author: Detroit and Cleveland Steam Navigation Company

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mackinac Island (Mich.)

Page: 248

View: 373

Tales of the Trains

Being Some Chapters of Railroad Romance by Tilbury Tramp, Queen's Messenger

Author: Charles James Lever

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 1402

View: 356

"Tales of the Trains" by Charles James Lever. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Train Stories

Author: Heather Amery

Publisher: Usborne Pub Limited

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 768

This program narrates four train stories.

Tales of the Rails

John Fletcher Main Line Footplateman

Author: John Fletcher

Publisher: Silver Link

ISBN:

Category: Locomotive firemen

Page: 320

View: 393

Barrington / Tales of the Trains

Author: Charles Lever

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 913

The second volume of Barrington and the second volume of the novel Tales of the Trains by the Victorian novelist Charles Lever."

Gatecrashing Paradise

Misadventure in the Real Maldives

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 357

Away from the five-star hotels and beyond luxury hideaways, Tom Chesshyre travels to see the real, unexplored Maldives, skirting around the archipelago's periphery, staying at simple guesthouses, and using cargo ships and ferries. He discovers that beyond the glossy brochures lies an almost undiscovered country that is brimming with life, yet also a paradise teetering on the brink of trouble. In the Maldives outsiders used to be banned from islands not officially endorsed as tourist resorts, but now a thousand sandy shores can be visited in this remote nation deep in the Indian Ocean the flattest on Earth. This is island-hopping for the twenty-first century, sailing around 600 miles of the most beautiful islands and atolls on Earth, often to communities that have not seen an outsider for decades, ...and gatecrashing the odd posh hotel.