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This is the comprehensive guide to the history, design, and impact of rail travel around the world. Easy to read and accompanied by graphics and maps, the book journeys from Malta, where the railroad’s ancestry can be traced to 4,000-year-old limestone cart tracks, to modern-day Japan, where Shinkansen bullet trains reach speeds of almost 200 mph. In between, the text describes how railroads affected commerce, war and tourism, explains the evolution from steam to diesel power, and uses stunning illustrations to show everything from how a locomotive rounds a turn to the lavish dining car of the Orient Express. A glossary forms the book’s caboose. 400 pages. 9 1/2" L x 6 1/2" W x 1 1/3" D. (2 lbs.)
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Christmas present for my son-in -law. He is a teacher and loves history. It included train history from all over the world. Easy to read and full of fun and factual information. I really enjoyed reading this.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Georgetown, texas
The book is very entertaining
Railroad Book a hit
from Craven, SK
The book was a gift for my father-in-law who is apparently very much enjoying it.
from Houston, MO
I'm only half way into the book. I'm a Mechanical Engineer and enjoy the physics of how the trains evolved and the clever designs that were created to solve problems. I got my first Lionel train set at 6 years old and still fascinated with their history and operation.
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