This stunning book is a glorious celebration of all things train and track!
Packed with stunning photography, The Train Book catalogues the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Palace on Wheels and the Orient Express, and chronicles the social, political, and cultural backdrop against which railways were built the world over.
Profiling the best-loved railways and rail journeys of all time - from the Union-Pacific Railroad to the Trans-Siberian Railway - and the pioneers of train and track - from "Father of the Railways" George Stephenson to engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Metro-maestro Fulgence Bienvenue, The Train Book has something for every train enthusiast to love!
The Train Book further features:
- A truly international view of trains through time, from English steam to Japanese electric.
- Tells the stories of key innovators, designers, and engineers responsible for advancing rail travel.
- Double-page images capture the beauty of the railways and the challenges faced by the people who built them.
A must-have gift book for anyone with an interest in trains, locomotives, and the history of the railway, this one-stop train guide is sure to delight.