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Coiley, John (author.). Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (Added Author).

Summary: A picture-packed guide to the fascinating story of trains and how they have transformed our world. Discover how the vision of George Stephenson, the "father of the railroad," materialized into an age of steam around the world. Study the cut-out of a locomotive to understand how the movement of the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the American railroad contributed to the development and progress in the US and facilitated the spread of population to previously isolated areas. Discover how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency. And then take a glimpse into the future to see how trains may keep transforming how we commute! DK Eyewitness Trains goes beyond the trains and tracks to also talk about systems and people that make train operations possible. It also identifies some of the iconic train journeys from around the world. A timeline lists all the important "firsts" in the history of trains and railroads. The book combines informative text and eye-catching visuals in a spectacular design to present comprehensive information about trains. Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new "eyewitness" feature--fascinating firsthand accounts from experts in the field.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780744056426
  • ISBN: 074405642X
  • ISBN: 9780744056440
  • ISBN: 0744056446
  • ISBN: 9780241553046
  • ISBN: 0241553040
  • Physical Description: print
    72 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 29 cm.
  • Edition: New edition, Revised edition, American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : DK Publishing, 2022.

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: What is a train? -- The first railroads -- Dawn of the steam age -- Steam locomotives come of age -- How a steam locomotive works -- Railroads reach the world -- The American railroad -- Building the railroads -- Overcoming obstacles -- Making tracks -- Freight trains -- First, second, and third class -- Traveling in style -- In the signal box -- Following the signs -- Post haste -- Electric trains -- Diesel power -- Long distance by train -- Royal trains -- Record breakers -- At the station -- Running the railroad -- Still in steam -- All decked out -- Traveling underground -- Up in the air -- Trains for fun -- Into the future -- Great train journeys -- Train timeline -- Find out more -- Glossary.
Subject: Railroads History Juvenile literature
Railroad trains History Juvenile literature
Railroads History
Railroad trains History
Railroad trains
Genre: History.
Juvenile works.
Illustrated works.
Informational works.

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