Railways of the Andes
Brian Fawcett came to South America as a young man of 17, and spent almost a quarter of a century in the service of the Central Railway of Peru. His duties gave him a unique insight into the workings of that great railroad - which scales the highest railway summit in the world, at 15,848ft - and also enabled him to collect information, hitherto unpublished, about other Andean railroads. 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 1963 describing his own experiences with much more on other of the fascinating railways that penetrate the Andes mountain range.
Hardback with dust jacket, 224 pages
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