Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos
Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos
Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos
Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos
Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos

Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos

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Great Book of Trains, The Hollingsworth & Cook DJ 300 locomotives 500 photos
 
The Great Book of Trains By Brian Hollingsworth and Arthur Cook  406 Pages 300 locomotives 160 color illustrations 500 photographs  DUST JACKET Copyright 1987 TWO VOLUMES in one!

For anyone who has ever been drawn by the romance of railroads, The Great Book of Thins provides under one cover a lavishly illustrated and technically detailed description of 300 of the world's most famous locomotives.

Tracing the development of railpower around the world, The Great Book of Trains begins its journey in that evocative age when steam was Icing. Fully described and laden with fascinating facts and anecdotes, the entries list a host of passenger steam locomotives that powered the world's first great railroad boom. It creates a comprehensive guide that begins with the early pioneers of the 1830s such as Stephenson's Northumbrian and Jarvis' Brother Jonathan, and carries on to include the 20th century giants such as Union Pacific's enormous Challenger class locomotive, which raced its 400 tons across the wide expanse of the United States during the 1940s.

The Challenger, however, was to be the highpoint for steam locomotion. After 150 years the story of railpower moved on. Steam was gradually replaced by faster, more efficient ways of traction that revolutionized the way locomotives looked and worked.

Beginning its coverage as far back as 1879, The Great Book of 'Mains goes on to describe a series of 150 electric and diesel locomotives, such as the remarkable WV electric train from France, which today carries its passenger at speeds of up to 162 mph. Together with a number of modern hybrids such as gas-turbine trainsets, this comprehensive volume goes on t take the development of modern railpower towards the 1990s and beyond.

With entries covering a total of 300 locomotive, The Great Book of Trains boasts not only an exceptional text of great historical and technics value, but also a series of 160 beautifully drawn unique color illustrations. To complement thee superb views, the 500 photographs selected for The Great Book of Trains include some of the rarest and most dramatic available. Whether you are an avid enthusiast of steam locomotives, or a keen observer of modern railroads, The Great Book of Trains with all its detail and variety will be a source of reference and entertainment for many years to come.

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