A Short History of the Railroad
A Short History of the Railroad  -     By: Christian Wolmar
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The DK A Short History Of. . . series features fascinating histories of unique topics that bring you into the story of the advancement of human knowledge!

A Short History of the Railroad tells the amazing stories of the rails, from the earliest trains to modern developments. Learn about the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, Maglev trains, and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway! This book is a unique collection of stories, photographs, maps, diagrams, and illustrations that functions as a biography of railway engineering! 400 pages, softcover.

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Title: A Short History of the Railroad
By: Christian Wolmar
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 400
Vendor: DK
Publication Date: 2019
Dimensions: 7.81 X 5.06 (inches)
Weight: 16 ounces
ISBN: 1465484655
ISBN-13: 9781465484659
Stock No: WW484652

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A fascinating journey through the history of the railroad, packed with first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy.

From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railroad reveals the hidden stories of railroad 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.

Chart the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway. 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.

Author Bio

Christian Wolmar is an author, journalist, historian, and politician based in London. The author of several books on the history of the railway, including The Subterranean Railway, Fire and Steam, The Great Railway Revolution, and The Iron Road, his writing has also appeared in The Observer, The Independent, and RAIL magazine. He is active in London politics and ran for London mayor in 2016.

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