Fifty Railways That Changed the Course of History
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Fifty Railways That Changed the Course of History

By (author) Bill Laws

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* 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.

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 170 x 227 x 23mm | 704g
  • 26 Jul 2013
  • DAVID & CHARLES
  • Newton Abbot
  • English
  • 1446302903
  • 9781446302903
  • 44,412

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Bill Laws is a homes, gardens and landscapes writer for the BBC, Guardian and Telegraph newspapers and his work is soon to be published by National Geographic.

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