Synopses & Reviews
Chronologically ordered for ease of use, this fascinating insight into the development of this mode of transport from the early beginnings of steam power to today's awe-inspiring high-speed passenger trains, will appeal to every railway enthusiast. From China to Scandinavia all manner of locomotive is covered with over 700 photographs and illustrations. Information boxes outline the engines' specifications. The three sections; The Birth of the Railways, The Golden Age of Steam and The 1950's to the Present Day ensure that this is an exhaustive reference work that looks at these pivotal moments in history that lead to the development of the modern world.