Pen & Sword 2013
Hardback 256pp Illustrated 250x299mm
9781783462841   Product Code: 24176
The completion of Europe's long-distance rail network in the second half of the 19th century transformed the economic, social and political landscape, boosting agriculture, industry, trade and tourism. This title describes the development of each country's railway, highlighting the companies, engineers and achievements that brought them into being, as well as major routes and the experiences of the passengers travelling in ever greater numbers. The book has more than 300 archive illustrations, from engravings and photos to promotional posters and route maps.