Locomotives from Stephenson's Rocket to BR's Evening Star
Paperback 220pp Illustrated 234x155mm
9781445650999   Product Code: 21082
There had been industrial tramways long before the first railways were built in the 1830s and experiments with steam locomotion had been underway for 25 years before the Rocket won George Stephenson the contract to build engines for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Including photographs, illustrations and period ephemera, this history describes how the railways were built in Britain and the development of steam locomotion, from Trevithick's early experiments to the post-war decline and the preservation movement.