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Early Railways (J.B. Snell)

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Early Railways By J.B. Snell

The railway was the first transport system capable of sustaining a modern urban civilisation and it remains the most important. The invention of the steam locomotive in the early nineteenth century, followed by the rapid expansion of railway networks to cover large areas of the globe, form an essential and fascinating part of the history of modern man.

In this book J.B. Snell, a British authority on the history of railways has traced the story from its earliest beginning until the First World War. he describes the technical development of steampower and the permanent way that made possible the construction of fast lines through even the most difficult and mountainous country in many parts of the world. He writes of engine design, signalling systems, tunnelling, railway economics and politics, conditions of early rail travel and the great engineers of several countries whose energy and inventiveness we still benfit.

* Contains 32 pages of colour illustrations and 100 black and white.

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Author(s):
J.B. Snell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Title:
Early Railways

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Early Railways By J.B. Snell

The railway was the first transport system capable of sustaining a modern urban civilisation and it remains the most important. The invention of the steam locomotive in the early nineteenth century, followed by the rapid expansion of railway networks to cover large areas of the globe, form an essential and fascinating part of the history of modern man.

In this book J.B. Snell, a British authority on the history of railways has traced the story from its earliest beginning until the First World War. he describes the technical development of steampower and the permanent way that made possible the construction of fast lines through even the most difficult and mountainous country in many parts of the world. He writes of engine design, signalling systems, tunnelling, railway economics and politics, conditions of early rail travel and the great engineers of several countries whose energy and inventiveness we still benfit.

* Contains 32 pages of colour illustrations and 100 black and white.

Author(s):
J.B. Snell
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Title:
Early Railways

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