Tom Chesshyre has made it his mission to experience the world through train travel – on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of train, from colonial steam locomotives to high-tech bullet trains. Join him on the rails and o' the beaten track as he takes us on a whistle-stop tour of some of the most exhilarating journeys around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Tehran and beyond.
With his trademark wit and humour, Tom takes us on fascinating adventures through diverse landscapes and cultures and introduces us to an ever-changing cast of memorable characters, all of whom share a passion for train travel. Whether you're an armchair traveller, a daily commuter or a seasoned train adventurer, this platform-hopping odyssey will open your eyes to the joys of life on two rails.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tom Chesshyre's train travels include an 11,000-mile jaunt around Europe for his book on the European high-speed train revolution, and thousands of miles more across the UK for his weekly hotel column in The Times.