Modern Railways Their Engineering, equipment, operation
Modern Railways Their Engineering, equipment, operation By Cecil Allen Dust Jacket Copyright 1959 307 Pages FOREWORD By the middle of the twentieth century nearly 800,000 miles of railway had been laid throughout the world. What is the future that the railways have to face? The monopoly that they once enjoyed is seriously menaced by the competing forms of transport that owe their existence to the introduction of the internal combustion engine. The more extreme protagonists of road transport have claimed, indeed, that the railways have reached such a state of obsolescence that they ought all to be converted to motor roads.
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