On Railways Far Away
|Author||: William D. Middleton|
|Publisher||: Indiana University Press|
|Total Pages||: 314|
|Rating||: 4/5 (949 Downloads)|
Download or read book On Railways Far Away written by William D. Middleton and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2012-06-28 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.