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eBook Illustrated Directory of Trains of the World ePub

by Brian Hollingsworth

  • ISBN: 0760308918
  • Category: Transportation
  • Subcategory: Engineering
  • Author: Brian Hollingsworth
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press (June 30, 2000)
  • Pages: 480
  • ePub book: 1430 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1897 kb
  • Other: mobi lrf mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 154

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All regions are covered but the .

All regions are covered but the . Europe and North America get the most coverage as the need to create communications in these large land mass areas saw the most development in locomotive technology

by. Brian Hollingsworth.

by. Whether you're a steam buff or your interest lies in the modern railways of today, you'll treasure this incredibly compact volume filled with over 150 interestingly written chronological entries, from the 1830s to the present day.

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0831704926 Condition: used Railways of the World by Brian Hollingsworth is published by Gallery Books, a 1994 reprint. It is a large coffee table hardcover book in good condition. There is light bumping at the corners and the ends of the spine. The pages are tight and clean. The dust jacket is in acceptable condition with edgewear, scratching and rubbing on the covers, a pink stain at the top inside the back cover and some light staining scattered throughout the rest of the inside. The scan is a picture of the actual book you will receive. Great book with black and white and color photographs.

This wonderful book covers over 150 locomotives starting from the very early steam to present day high speed trains. Europe and North America get the most coverage as the need to create communications in these large land mass. This wonderful book covers over 150 locomotives starting from the very early steam to present day high speed trains.

By Brian Hollingsworth. A thorough examination of steam and diesel locomotives. Illustrated throughout in color and with 250 black & white photos. Originally published in the . by Salamander Books, Ltd. См. подробнee. Продавец:bluebird bks (2577)100,0% положительных отзывовСвязаться с продавцом. Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Locomotives by Brian Hollingsworth (1987, Hardcover).

Whether you're a steam buff or your interest lies in the modern railways of today, you'll treasure this incredibly compact volume filled with over 150 interestingly written chronological entries, from the 1830s to the present day. This highly illustrated reference contains technical specs, design development and service information, plus a complete history of international passenger and freight locomotive evolution.

Comments

Thorgahuginn Thorgahuginn
I first read this book when I was about 10 years old, but at the time, I didn't know that steam locomotives for the most part are a thing of the past, since I was so heavily interested in steam engines at the time.

Given that diesel and electric locomotives replaced steam locomotives as the chief form of rail transportation after the 1950s, I like how the author lists certain locomotives in chronological order, while providing a artistic side view of each locomotive as situated on the rail track. However, it's odd to see that the Class 25 4-8-4s built for South Africa and the American Cab-Forwards (including the one is saw at the California State Railroad Museum), but also the Transrapid Maglev are omitted from the guide. Nevertheless, my favorite locomotives in the book have to be the Northern-type locomotives in operational use by US railroad, the Mallard, the Flying Scotsman, Big Boy, Challenger, Shinkansen, and TGV. It's also important to note that America's first high-speed train, the Acela, was put into service after this book was published, as were the current locomotives in use by Amtrak. To give you an idea of the development of high-speed electric trains, it's interesting that Japan beat other countries in the race to develop a high-speed electric locomotive nearly 20 years after its defeat in WW2, because the Japanese rail industry took several years to recover from the devastation of WW2.
Jonide Jonide
lots of detailed steam engine information and photos....great reference book..
Ranicengi Ranicengi
Detailed guide covers many aspects of steam and diesel locomotives all over tthe world. Illustration very helpful for train identification
Cerekelv Cerekelv
good book
FreandlyMan FreandlyMan
Good book, must have if your into trains.
Broadraven Broadraven
I bought this book for a friend of mine who really loves trains. I enjoy how compact it is and that it contains so much information!
EXIBUZYW EXIBUZYW
Part of the The Illustrated Directory Of series, this book is a real hoot!
Following a reasonable timeline, some of our most importaint locomotives in the history of Railways are covered, Steam, Electric, Diesel and GasTurbine.
All regions are covered but the U.K., Europe and North America get the most coverage as the need to create communications in these large land mass areas saw the most development in locomotive technology.
The contentious issue of who built the first Pacific type (4-6-2)locomotve is settled with Baldwin winning by a couple of weeks with their order from the New Zealand Government Railways for that country's Q class locomotives in 1899-1900.
Other magnificent feats of engineering are covered, the mighty Big Boys, the sleek GG1s, the Hudsons, F7 Diesels etc and the modern locomotives and High Speed passenger trains of today all get a look in. Relevent data is included for those who want to know, other than that, what a great read.
This wonderful book covers over 150 locomotives starting from the very early steam to present day high speed trains. Steam,Diesel and Electric traction are all covered with fairly good descriptions on each locomotive.Though majority of entries are from from US and UK, other countries are covered aswell. Locomotives which brought technological innovations and also ones which performed well are all included.Interesting historical information on each locomotive is also provided.The book contains beautiful color photographs and some superb highly detailed color line drawings.Though without an index this book is very informative and covers the most important locomotives of the past aswell as the present.