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Little Trains to Faraway Places


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Introduction: The Lure of the Narrow Gauge
Mallets and Meter Gauge (1970)
Switzerland's Leisurely Expresses (1977)
Narrow and Northerly: The White Pass & Yukon (1978)
Magic at Morro Grande (1984)
Wales: Really Narrow (1987)
The Old Patagonian Express (1988)
Rio Turbo, Coal Hauler (1988)
Switchbacks on the Devil's Nose (1989)
The Silverton (1991)
A Fragile Treasure (1991)
Steaming Through the Harz Mountains (1994)
New Trains, Old Boats in Switzerland (1994)
Gauge Chaos Down-Under (1996)
Plowing into the Past (1997)
Through Mallorca's Mountains (1998)
A Railway Reborn (2000)
Where Narrow Gauge is Standard (2000)
Near, Yet So Distant (2001)
Railway Brigadoon (2003)

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Adventures on the world's narrow-gauge railways

About the Author

Karl Zimmermann has been a contributor to the travel sections of various newspapers across the country, including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Washington Post. He is author of The GrandLuxe Express (IUP, 2007).


"A fine writer with a keen eye for descriptions of the odd corners of the world reached by these highwater marks of the railroad tide." Francis H. Parker, co-author of Railroads of Indiana "Karl Zimmermann's observations will surely bring back memories to many readers, and his richly developed commentary on cultural and historical details will provide an exciting introduction for those who have never traveled to some of the faraway places described." J. Parker Lamb, author of Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive

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