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Published by Allen & Unwin in London .
Written in English


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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fawcett, Brian. Railways of the Andes. London, G. Allen & Unwin [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book. RAILWAYS OF THE ANDES. Written by Brian Fawcett Published by Plateway Press in ISBN: The result was 'Railways of the Andes', the first major English-language survey of the planning, construction and operation of the main Andean railroads. This is a reprint of his classic work of describing his own experiences with much more on other of the fascinating railways that penetrate the Andes mountain range. Railways of the Andes by Fawcett, Brian and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

  A detailed story of one man's journey to trace the path of his grandfather's footsteps across the ocean and into South America. The book meanders like a slow train, and the author does a good job of creating a moving panorama by the geographical backdrop. Much history on a personal and geographical level is within the book/5(9). Buy Railways of the Andes by Brian Fawcett from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £ Railways from Chile to Ecuador are described, with a large section of the book devoted to the Central of Peru, Brian Fawcett's own stamping ground in the 's to 's. Brief histories of each line, locomotive power, and workings are given, along with numerous B & W photographs (mostly the author's), with more in depth coverage of Reviews: 2. Crossing the eastern Cordillera of the Andes at La Raya, 14, ft. above the sea, this railway descends into the great watershed of the Amazon, and finishes at the comparatively modest altitude of 11, ft. But the most remarkable of all the railways in the Andes is the one the description of which has been reserved until last.

The result was 'Railways of the Andes', the first major English-language survey of the planning, construction and operation of the major Andean raiilroads. First published in , this new edition incorporates Fawcett's original text, plus a new preface and introduction. Hardcover, pages, b/w illustrations, 6 maps. A sublime rail journey aboard the most luxurious train exploring Ecuador and the first luxury sleeper train crossing the Altiplano of Peru. This is a journey of extreme contrast, from the Pacific coast to the majestic Andes, exploring ancient Inca kingdoms, indigenous villages, colourful markets and savouring the best Andean-inspired cuisine.   The Central Andes Railway was completed in to link Andean mining towns with the port at Callao, and it held the title of world’s highest train until Shut down in the 90s because of terrorist activity, the mountain train line was finally reopened as a tourist attraction in November , providing the perfect train vacation. 10 beatiful volcanoes around the rail tracks ; Ancestral indigenous communities ; The well-known Devi's Nose ; The rainforest, the transition between Andes and Coast [View all tours with the Tren Crucero] Accommodation. The hotels have been carefully selected to offer you the best quality and comfort.