History Of The Great Trains By Chris Cook Dust Jacket 1977 Orient Express le Tra

History Of The Great Trains By Chris Cook Dust Jacket 1977 Orient Express le Tra

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History Of The Great Trains By Chris Cook Dust Jacket 1977 Orient Express le Tra
 
History Of The Great Trains By Chris Cook Dust Jacket Copyright 1977 144 Pages
To call the roll of the great trains - the Orient Express, le Train Bleu, the Flying Scotsman, the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Union Pacific - is to conjure up images of opulence and hardship, of incredible luxury and of astonishing feats of construction. The trains were perhaps the foremost symbols of the nineteenth century - a time when industrialism created vast new wealth, when man seemed at last to have mastered nature, when Progress was an assumption, not a memory. A History of the Great Trains celebrates this Age of Steam - an age in which huge locomotives battled one another or new speed records, in which such fabled cities as Vladivostock and Constantinople were brought within everyday reach, in which whole continents were opened up, new industrial centers created, new holiday resorts made fashionable, new fortunes built, and a social revolution forged.
A History of the Great Trains is a lively and bountifully illustrated book that tells the story of these railroads in Europe and America, in Asia and Australia. Often the construction of the railway lines was itself an epic labor, as engineers and armies of workmen pushed their way across deserts and mountains, over terrain uncharted and unknown. Cook makes us share the excitement of these achievements and introduces us to the colorful men behind them. He recreates - and here the splendid illustrations are of particular value - the elegance of the European luxury trains. He describes the great locomotives that were among the highest accomplishments of Victorian engineering and have fascinated train buffs ever since. In short, he recaptures the era of the great trains in all its color and daring, its history and romance.

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