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The Colorful World of Steam - Great Trains and Railroads
This beautifully illustrated book recaptures the nostalgia of steam in its hey-day and traces its development from the early years of the Stephensons and The Rainhill Trials to the present age of railway preservation. John Westwood explains how the steam locomotive was developed - the rivalry of the railway companies and their quest for speed - the battle of the gauges - early signalling methods - railway architecture, from the imposing grand terminal to the humble wayside halt - the elaborate dining cars and opulent splendour of the royal coaches. The author also recounts a number of fascinating anecdotes that made steam travel such a memorable adventure. RKV-98.Colorful World of Steam