Locomotion - The Amazing World of Trains

ISBN 13: 9780767038843

Locomotion - The Amazing World of Trains

 
9780767038843: Locomotion - The Amazing World of Trains
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In 1825, transportation was revolutionized by a clumsy little locomotive in England that chugged along at 12 miles per hour. Within a few years, train tracks crisscrossed the planet. Locomotion hurtles down a track of discovery to trace the impact of rail travel on society. It's an epic ride aboard the Iron Horse, with changeovers to the Twentieth Century Limited and Japan's Bullet Train.

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In 1825, transportation was transformed by a clumsy little locomotive in England that chugged along at 12 miles per hour. Within a few years, train tracks crisscrossed the planet - making the human race mobile. Locomotion: The Amazing World of Trains hurtles down a track of discovery to trace the impact of all rail travel on society. It's an epic ride aboard the Iron Horse, with changeovers to the Twentieth Century Limited and Japan's Bullet Train. En route, archival footage of trains and spectacular scenery from around the world capture the romance and enterprise of the railroad. All aboard!
Vol. 1: Engines Of Enterprise - America's first big business was the railroad, deciding the destinies of millions.
Vol. 2: Taming The Iron Monster - Early railway construction methods were perilous, until brave men learned to move mountains.
Vol. 3: The War Machine - From the Civil War to Hitler's defeat at Moscow, trains expanded the scale on which war was fought.
Vol. 4: Magic Machines and Mobile People - Society was remade by trains that first huffed and puffed. Today trains hurtle like speeding bullets.

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