Guide to Trains The World's greatest trains, tracks & Travel by Jackson Soft C

Guide to Trains The World's greatest trains, tracks & Travel by Jackson Soft C

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Guide to Trains The World's greatest trains, tracks & Travel by Jackson Soft C
 
A Guide to Trains The Worlds greatest trains, tracks & Travel by Jackson Soft Cover 2002  256 pages
This book follows the evolution of nil from the first steam engines to the sleek high-speed trains of today. This all-encompassing guide salutes the successes and documents the failures of the great rail networks and empires around the globe. It explores the massive impact that the development of rail has had, and continues to have, on our everyday lives.
The railroads not only gave people the ability to travel great distances in a relatively short space of time, and at reasonable cost, but also brought about the creation of towns and cities, expanded industries, and enhanced communications. No matter how steep or inhospitable the terrain, the skills of visionary engineers such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel made sure the railroad would get through.
In wartime, warring countries built lines as part of their battle strategies. Military control of America's railroads, which could move troops and supplies quickly, proved a decisive weapon in the American Civil War. The Great War in Europe saw rail transporting troops and supplies.
For the holidaymaker, traveling by train offers the perfect opportunity to sec a region in close up, and often in great comfort. A Guide to Trains includes extensive chapters on preserved lines and great railway journeys around the world, taking the reader across Australia's red center, through 86 tunnels to the Copper Canyon in Mexico, and from New York to Canada on the Adirondack ... and much more.

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