Making Tracks


Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape.
Full of facts, trivia and anecdotes, this engaging miscellany looks at the heyday of the railways around the world, chronicling the shift from steam trains to diesel and electric and the challenge of running during two World Wars. A broad range of aspects is covered, from the types of trains and services, key people and station architecture, to station pets, accidents
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ISBN:

9781782433293

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

192

Dimensions:

19cm x 12cm

RRP:

$34.99

Category:

History

Publisher:

Michael O'Mara Books

Published:

01 December 2015

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Peter Saxton