Denis Dwyer has loved rail travel since he travelled by steam train as a boy from Oamaru to Invercargill. Here he travels by rail through New Zealand, bringing the journeys alive with detail and humour. The journeys include the celebrated Northern Explorer, Coastal Pacific and TranzAlpine as well as the spectacular Oamaru Seasider and Taieri Gorge Railway. New Zealand Adventures by Rail pays homage to those who built the railways and trains and those who maintain and run them as well as offering insights into the history of the communities the trains pass through, painting a vivid portrait of the country and its people. Sit back and enjoy journeys through New Zealand, where many of the magnificent views and spectacular landscapes are accessible only by rail.