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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 the history of train books, best railroad books, steam train books and other great books about trains.
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 storybooks.
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.
In 1991, Monisha Rajesh's family uprooted from Sheffield to Madras in the hope of making India their home. Two years later, fed up with soap-eating rats, severed human heads and the creepy colonel across the road, they returned to England with a bitter taste in their mouths.
Two decades on, she turns to a map of the Indian Railways and takes a page out of Jules Verne's classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, covering 40,000 km - the circumference of the Earth. She hopes that 80 train journeys up, down and across India will lift the veil on a country that has become a stranger to her.
In this visually glorious chronological history, prolific railroad historian and photographer Brian Solomon curates a selection of the world’s most significant trains and locomotives over the last two centuries.
Hop aboard to see trains and locomotives at work in scenic locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.
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.