Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke
Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke
Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke
Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke
Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke

Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke

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Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacke
 
Locomotives from the Steam Locomotive to the Bullet Train by Tim Frew Dust Jacket 1990 Oversized Book 144 pages
The world's first train trip took place September et, 1825. when the steampowered Locomotion made its historic journey down the newly completed Stockton & Darlington Railway in England. That largely unheralded debut marked the beginning of a transportation resolution that forever changed the history of the world. Barely one hundred years later, railroads criss-crossed almost every continent, bringing together nations, populations, and trade, to play a pivotal role in shaping world history. LOCOMOTIVES tells the exciting story of the world's railroads, from the earliest attempts at building locomotive engines to today's superfast, technologically advanced electric trains. Lavishly illustrated, packed with information, and sprinkled with entertaining anecdotes, LOCOMOTIVES is a fascinating look at the wide-ranging impact of the train on modern society.
The- Road Locomotion introduces the reader to the first attempts to create a new form of overland travel, from the earliest train cars-pulled by horses-to the often bizarre' efforts to build workable steam engines, and finally to the first successful train trip, which opened a new era in transportation.
The Birth of the Modern Railway tracks the building of the first railroads in England and America, noting sonic initial resistance to the new form of transportation, and following the tireless efforts of a kw visionaries who worked to make railroads the dominant method of travel. The-Railroad Boom details the success of these dreams, as railways became the primary form of travel in both Europe and North America. Tracks "through The Wilderness outlines the political and social impact of the railways, - as track laid through the vast terrains of the western United States, Canada, arid Russia brought nations together.
The Age of Luxurious Travel invites the reader to take an overnight trip on the first comfortable sleeping car, the eponymous Pullman. The addition of -dining, smoking, club, and other luxury cars brought train travel to a new level of comfort, culminating in the legendary Orient Express.
The Advent of Electric and Diesel Locomotion brings the story of the train into the modern era. Discover how the modern landscape was transformed by the development of urban rails, including trolley cars and later, the subways, and the growth of commuter travel, and learn about the advances in technology that allow today's high-speed trains to cover long distances in record times.
This remarkable history is fully documented in unique photographs showing the train in its early makeshift stages, through the solid steamers of the first hundred years, the elegant luxury cars of yesteryear, and the modern streamlined versions that streak across the coil temporary landscape. Locomotives will de- light any reader interested in the history of invention or industry, and provide a fascinating look at the impact of transportation on  world history.

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