Author Christian Wolmar Published by Dorling Kindersley Limited ISBN 9780241379738 EAN 9780241379738 Bic Code T Cover Paperback
From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, ‘A Short History of the Train’ reveals the hidden stories of railway history across the world – the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the triumphs and tragedies of the people who made the railway what it is. The book charts the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway. Explore the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, the key trains of each era, and the locomotives that changed the world. A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.
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