Train : the definitive visual history.
- ISBN: 1465422293
- ISBN: 9781465422293
- Physical Description: 320 pages : illustrations ; 31 cm
- Edition: First American edition.
- Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2014.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Introduction: the rail revolution -- 1804-1838: the iron horse -- 1839-18699: building nations -- 1870-1894: a world of steam -- 1895-1913: golden age -- 1914-1939: steam's zenith -- 1940-1959: war and peace -- 1960-1979: built for speed -- 1980-1999: changing tracks -- After 200: rail revival -- How railways work: engines and tracks -- glossary -- Index/acknowledgements.
Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high speed bullet trains. Comprehensive catalogs feature the most important trains from each period, exploring in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and follows the development of trains from early steam to Diesel engines and modern electronic locomotives. Beautiful photographs and detailed maps explore some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the trans-Siberian Railway, and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. Includes 2 exclusive prints.
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