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    DescriptionThis is a fascinating journey through the history of railways. From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored. Learn how the great railway pioneers such as George Stephenson produced the ideas and feats of engineering that created the railways and changed the world. Each exciting moment of railway history is captured, contextualised and enhanced by superb illustrations. Trains and railways of the past like the romantic Orient Express are brought to life through amazing eyewitness accounts, allowing you to see the railways through the eyes of people who were there at the time. Written by Christian Wolmar, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, The Iron Road is an exciting trip through the history of trains for any railway enthusiast.

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    The Iron Road
    The Illustrated History of Railways
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christian Wolmar
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 244 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 934 g
    ISBN 13: 9781409347996
    ISBN 10: 1409347990

    BIC subject category V2: WGF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T12.4
    BIC E4L: TRA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14350
    BISAC V2.8: TRA004000
    DC23: 385
    Dorling Kindersley Ltd
    Imprint name
    Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd
    Publication date
    01 May 2014
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    Author Information
    Christian Wolmar is acknowledged as one of the UK's leading commentators on transport matters and is an award-winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport. He is the author of a series of books on railway history, a frequent speaker at conferences, regularly appears on TV and radio and writes for a variety of publications, including The Times and the Oldie. He has been described as "the greatest expert on British trains" by the Guardian.