A fascinating journey through the history of railways, packed with
first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy. From the
earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short
History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway history
across the world - the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears
that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking
innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the
triumphs and tragedies of the people who made the railway what it is.
Chart the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and
Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of
trains and the railway.
Explore the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, the key trains of each era, and the locomotives that changed the world. A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.
A Short History of Trains - Christian Wolmar
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