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Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. between 10th and 11th Ave. Portland, OR 503 228 4651
Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book, Train (Viking), he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the world, and could very well change it again. From the frigid Trans-Siberian railroad to the antiquated Indian Railways to the futuristic Maglev trains, Zoellner offers a stirring story of man's relationship with trains. He examines the mechanics of the rails and their engines, and how they helped societies evolve. Train presents both an entertaining history of railway travel around the world and a serious and impassioned case for the future of train travel. This event is sponsored by the Pacific Northwest Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.