Author(s): Graham Hutchins
Sit back and enjoy the ride while Graham Hutchins takes you on a journey of discovery around New Zealand. In the style of Michael Palin, Hutchins describes a dozen unique train journeys, accompanied by many superb colour photographs of New Zealand's incomparable scenery. For tourists, the book will be a personal travelogue, in which the main features of the landscape, as seen from the train, are described as the journey unfolds; for railway enthusiasts, the book provides nice lineside train photos and some little-known historical and technical information and a look at the lines we have lost. First published September 2008, Auckland
Graham Hutchins is the author of several successful books about New Zealand railways, as well as other books on rugby, cricket and New Zealand life. Great New Zealand Railway Journeys will be the most comprehensive book yet published about New Zealand's railway journeys. Graham has travelled on every New Zealand railway line, as well as across the American rail network and in many other countries. He lives in Hamilton.
Contents include: The Kingston Flyer -- The Taieri Gorge Railway -- The Seasider (Dunedin - Palmerston) -- The TranzAlpine Express (Christchurch - Greymouth) -- The Weka Pass Railway (Waipara - Hanmer area) -- The TranzCoastal (Christchurch - Picton) -- The Capital Connection (Wellington - Palmerston North) -- Wellington - Johnsonville -- Wellington - Wairarapa (Masterton) -- The Art Deco Express (Paekakariki - Napier) The Overlander (Wellington - Auckland) -- Auckland - Waitakere.