The Orient Express : The History of the World's Most Luxurious Train 1883-Present Day by Anthony Burton

9781782746027 Amber Books
The Orient Express is a name synonymous with luxury train travel in Europe. In 1883, the first train with its gleaming livery and leather-embossed chairs in mahogany-panelled compartments caused a sensation. But by the 1950s and 1960s, the service was becoming ever shorter and European rail travel less stylish. The Orient Express traces the history of the service, from its glamorous beginnings, its popularity with European royalty and heads of state, to its demise in the age of postwar austerity, the Cold War and cheaper air travel. Illustrated with outstanding black-and-white photographs, many of them seldom seen.