The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways.
London/New York/Sydney/Toronto, Hamlyn Publishing Group, 1977. hardcover with dustjacket, revised ed., 2nd impression; 591 pp.. Over 800 pictures and 30.000 words of captions tell the story of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the 160 m.p.h. Tokaido Line trains. The story of the social impact of railways, the opening up of unpopulated desserts, the revolution in military strategy, its furtherance of the industrial revolution, and the inside story of railways themselves -the development of steam, electricity and diesel locomotives, bridges and viaducts, signalling systems, underground and mountain lines, and railway architecture- all emerge from this pages in historic and dramatic photographs. ISBN: 0600375854
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Keywords: train, steam locomotives, carriage design, tracks, bridges, viaducts, mountain railways, city railways 0600375854