Author(s): Wolmar, Christian,
Date of Publication: 02/05/2019,
Pagination: 400 pages, Black and white,
Published By: Dorling Kindersley Ltd,
Book Classification: Trains & railways: general interest
A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with 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 ofeach era, and the locomotives that changed the world.
A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biographyof the machines that carried us into the modern era.
Previously published as The Iron Road, A Short History of the Train makes perfect reading for train buffs.