There are over 300 photographs in this book, and the colour ones really are quite stunning. There are photo's of trains crossing beautiful landscapes. There are old sepia ones. There are unusual interior shots. Pictures of cuisine; old posters and arty ones such as a young african boy walking along a railway track. I wish I could describe them better.
The main text by the author is in large print and with all due respect to the other reviewer I don't think the caption text is any smaller than in other books. I would agree that it is a pity the captions are not near the photo's.
The text by the author looks interesting enough and appears to concentrate on the history of the railway journeys. To be honest, I am still transfixed by the photographs.
I would say I don't think this is a book for train buffs interested in engine sizes and other technical matters, but if you love the romance of trains as I do, then this is the perfect book. Simply wonderful.