Now what I want to happen is they are travelling through a mountainous area, there is either a landslide or the tracks give way and it takes help a couple of days to find them. So does that sound like a reasonable response time to anyone with any knowledge of railways? It's the winter and they're probably a bit away from civilisation (I am still researching various train routes to try and decide where this could happen).
I also need a nice reference book for the 1950s if anyone could recommend one?
*sighs* I hope this isn't a stupid question. I've googled and found nothing but that could just be me being dense about the correct search terms