The Journey Matters

Twentieth-Century Travel in True Style

What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin?

In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life. Les mer
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What was it really like to take the LNER's Art Deco Coronation streamliner from King's Cross to Edinburgh, to cross the Atlantic by the SS Normandie, to fly with Imperial Airways from Southampton to Singapore, to steam from Manhattan to Chicago on board the New York Central's 20th Century Limited or to dine and sleep aboard the Graf Zeppelin?

In the course of The Journey Matters, Jonathan Glancey travels from the early 1930s to the turn of the century on some of what he considers to be the most truly glamorous and romantic trips he has ever dreamed of or made in real life.

Each of the twenty journeys allows him to explore the history of routes taken, and the events - social and political - enveloping them. Each is the story of the machines that made these journeys possible, of those who shaped them and those, too, who travelled on them.

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Innholdsfortegnelse

0: Introduction 1: Londonderry to Burtonport: Londonderry and Lough Swilly Railway 2: The Brill Branch: London Transport 3: Frankfurt to Rio de Janeiro: Graf Zeppelin 4: New York to Southampton: SS Normandie 5: London to Glasgow: Coronation Scot 6: Dundee to King's Cross via Edinburgh: Coronation 7: Southampton to Singapore: Imperial Airways 8: New York to Chicago: 20th Century Limited 9: Chicago to Minneapolis: Afternoon Hiawatha 10: Bristol to Paris: Bristol 405 11: Liverpool Street to Hammersmith: Route 11 12: Massawa to Asmara: Ferrovie Eritree 13: Birmingham to London: Midland Red 14: Milan to Rome: Il Settebello 15: The Black Mountains and Elan Valley: Jaguar Mk 2 16: London to Fort William: West Highlander 17: Tongliao to Hadashan: QJ 18: Baghdad to Basra: Toyota Land Cruiser and Chevrolet Suburban 19: Wolsztyn to Poznan: 0416 hours 20: London to Helsinki via Travemunde: Jeep Cherokee and MV Finnpartner

Om forfatteren

Jonathan Glancey is well known as the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. A frequent broadcaster, his books include Concorde, Harrier, Giants of Steam, the bestselling Spitfire: The Biography, Nagaland: A Journey to India's Forgotten Frontier, Tornado: 21st Century Steam, The Story of Architecture, The Train: An Illustrated History.