A Short History of Trains

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Published by DK

By Christian Wolmar

RRP: £9.99

About A Short History of Trains

The history of the train and the railway is a story of ingenuity, social change, and bold vision.

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.

Discover the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains. 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.