A Short History of Trains

A Short History of Trains

eBook (01 Dec 2020) | English

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Synopsis

A fascinating journey through the history of railways, includes first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy.

From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway 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.

Chart 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.

About the Publisher

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Dorling Kindersley Limited

Founded in London in 1974, Dorling Kindersley are enormously proud to be the world's leading illustrated reference publisher. DK strives to make everything it produces, better by design, our aim is to inform, enrich and entertain readers of all ages. Everything we make from books, eBooks and apps give unrivalled clarity to topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in both our design and our digital products.

Book information

ISBN: 9780241445549
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Imprint: Dorling Kindersley Limited
Pub date:
DEWEY: 385.09
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Weight: -1g