I've said it before and I'll say it again, Trailblazer guides take some beating.
— Adventure Travel
Colin Taylor, retired associate professor in the Department of Geographical Sciences and Planning at the University of Queensland, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and of two professional Planning Institutes.
He has held senior positions in town planning and transport in Victoria, Tasmania and Scotland, and writes regularly for the Railway Gazette International. He has given conference papers, talks and broadcasts on rail systems and the fascination of rail travel, both in Australia and overseas.
In the last 30 years he has taken around 7000 rail journeys, covering some 652,500km (over 400,000 miles). He is also the author of Great Rail Non-Journeys of Australia, Steel Roads of Australia and Traincatcher.