Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket
Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket
Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket
Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket

Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket

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Age of Steam Locomotives, Railroad Legacy Westwood 2000 w dust jacket
 
The Age of Steam The Locomotives, the Railroads, and Their Legacy By John Westwood 256 Pages Copyright 2000
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
Table of Contents:
Early locomotives, National locomotive styles, fixtures and fittings, society on the move, freight, engineering and architecture, railroad people, steam trains preserved, more.
The power and romance of the age of steam are captured in this vividly illustrates chronicle of the steam trains and railways that forged a new era in transportation from 1830 onward. Presenting the first opportunity of long-distance travel powered by machines, the train had an unprecedented influence on the development of industry, social history, emigration and leisure patterns, and military history. The steam locomotive was, in short, an engine for change, and its impact around the world was both profound and indelible.
The story begins with the earliest experiments in steam-powered transportation by rail and progresses through the development of national locomotive styles in Europe and North America, which affected, in turn, the Indian subcontinent, the Far East, and Australia. Technological improvements that made travel by train safer, faster, and more efficient-even luxurious-are described here, along with the far-reaching feats of engineering that carried the "iron horse" over deep chasms and through the world's mountains. The strength and tenacity of pioneer railroad workers is documented, as are the preservation efforts of dedicated contemporary enthusiasts.
From tiny spur lines to transcontinental systems bearing passengers and goods on highways of steel, The Age of Steam charts the progress, trials, and legends of an epoch that still resonates today in our enduring fascination with railroad history, architecture, preservation, and folklore.

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