The Illustrated History of the Railway
Hardback 400pp Illustrated 240x162mm
9781409347996   Product Code: 19369
Beginning with the earliest development from wagonways to railways, and ending with maglev trains that use electromagnetic suspension and guideways, this history is made up of over illustrated 60 chapters that delve into topics as diverse as Cuban sugar railways, bridges, railway barons, First World War field railways and China's high-speed bullet trains. Along with trains and technology, Wolmar aims to tell a 'richer history, set in a wider social context' and reveal the impact of the railway on the modern world.