The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History

The Train Book: The Definitive Visual History by Various
Authors
Various
ISBN
9781409347965
Published
Released
01 / 08 / 2014
Binding
Hardcover
Pages
320
Dimensions
259 x 308 x 27mm

The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains.

You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built.
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The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains.

You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built.
ISBN:
9781409347965
Publication Date:
01 / 08 / 2014
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
259 x 308 x 27mm

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