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Do you have a train lover in your family? Or are you a fan of the railways? Having married a railway man and come to love traveling the world by train I understand just how important it is to buy them the right gift!
This gift guide focuses on the top 19 books on trains that I know all train lovers will love (try saying that 5 times rapidly!) including history of train books, best railroad books, steam train books and other great books about trains.
There are also a selection of books about traveling by train including some which focus on great train journeys in Europe such as the Flam Railway or across Switzerland or for the more adventurous some of those amazing bucket list rail journeys across the world. Definitely a lot of inspiration for those of us who dream of doing most of those trips!
This particular selection focuses on books about trains for adults. If you are looking for children’s books about trains I have two separate posts one where you can find great train books for kids(andtrain themed gifts) including best train books for toddlers and great train story books.
Books all train lovers with love!
A selection of fantastic train themed books for train lovers - some gift ideas for yourself or a train lover in your life.
Trains: A Complete History provides an excellent overview of the train models that were groundbreaking in their respective eras.
Complete with a detachable collection of press-out model train pieces, Trains: A Complete History is the two-in-one book that will have train enthusiasts young and old tooting their horns and hollering, “All aboard!”
In this lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur that are the great North American railroads, author Claude Wiatrowski examines the development of the industry with nearly 90 features covering more than three dozen railroads past and present, as well as dozens more subjects, including railroads in film and music, specialty railroads, life and travel on the rails, and much more.
For fans of Michael Portillo's train journeys on TV now comes the book!
Travel with Michael From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem and discover the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words.
Over the last 50 years I have lived and worked in 7 countries on 4 continents and travelled to many more. I enjoy exploring and learning about new places and meeting people on my travels. History, reading, photography, nature and wildlife are my interests and I am ALWAYS researching and planning my next trip (preferably by train)
With a lifetime of travel experience, and a network of friends all over the world, I share genuine insider guides, recommended best book lists and train journey inspiration to help YOU travel authentically to some of the most beautiful places on earth.
Come and join me as I travel the world one country (and train journey) at a time!