Fifty Railways That Changed the Course of History
* Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating and beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies that have had the greatest impact on modern civilization. * Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, the world's first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, the first transcontinental railroad in North America. * In order to justify the assertion that they literally 'changed the course of history,' each railway is judged by its influence in five categories: Engineering, Society, commerce, Politics, and Military.show more
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 170 x 227 x 23mm | 716g
- 26 Jul 2013
- DAVID & CHARLES
- Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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