Railroad Engines from Around the World Coloring Book  -     By: Bruce LaFontaine
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Railroad Engines from Around the World Coloring Book

Dover Publications / 2003 / Paperback

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 11.16 X 8.2 X 0.28 (inches)
ISBN: 0486423786
ISBN-13: 9780486423784
Series: Dover Pictorial Archives

Publisher's Description

Train lovers of all ages will appreciate these ready-to-color illustrations of historic railroad engines. The collection ranges from the groundbreaking steam-powered locomotives that appeared in the early 1800s — and helped usher in the Industrial Revolution — to today's sleek Acela Express, the first electrified high-speed train to operate in the United States.
Models include Trenithick's Locomotive (1803–04), the first steam locomotive to run on rails; the English "Stourbridge Lion" (1829), the first steam-powered railroad engine to be used in America; the versatile "General" (1852); the streamlined "Broadway Limited" (1914); Britain's famous passenger train, the "Flying Scotsman" (1922); "The Rocket" (1937) of the Rock Island Line; the innovative diesel-electric locomotive, "The Super Chief" (1946); Japan's high-speed "Bullet" train (1964); and the even-faster "TGV" ("Le Train Grande Vitesse" [1981]) of France, which can reach speeds of up to 195 miles per hour. Each of the 44 illustrations is accompanied by an informative caption.

Author Bio

An award-winning artist, writer, and graphic designer, Bruce LaFontaine specializes in books about history, science, transportation, and architecture. Bruce has written and illustrated 70 Dover titles, and his work has appeared in Scientific American, The Wall Street Journal, and other prominent publications.

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