From the early years of steam power to today's aweinspiring high-speed passenger trains, this book spans nearly two centuries of locomotive history. It covers the first designs of the 1830s, early North American freight trains, the golden age of railways from 1900‚Äì1950, the crossover from steam power to diesel and electric, and how the locomotive was transformed into the superior passenger and freight-pulling power of today. Bringing us to the present, the latest develop ments are highlighted, including modern wonders such as Europe's Eurostar and the Japanese bullet train. With 700 photographs, the book is a wonderful guide that will appeal to all. AN ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COLIN GARRATT A GUIDE TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF TRAIN ENGINES FROM 1830 TO 2000 CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
Biblio NotesA definitive history of locomotive technology from the first steam engines to the bullet trains of today. Detailed specification boxes given for over 100 of the most important locomotives. Charts the development of design throughout the world, including Britain, the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, India, China, Japan and the Pacific Rim. Over 700 photographs and illustrations of locomotives from around the world.
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