The Magic of Railways by Sydney Wood
Hardcover, 96pp, Railroad, Transportation
Treasure Press, 1989
Condition: used, good condition with light edgewear, especially at the corners and moderate scratching and rubbing on the covers. The pages are clean and tight. No dust jacket. The scan is a picture of the actual book you will receive.
In 1804, the engineer Richard Trevithick built the first railway locomotive. The experiment was a failure but it marked the beginning of a century in which revolution took place which was to change the lives of people all over the world.
Spanning more than 150 years, this superb book explores, in words and pictures, the early history of the train; the famous engineers who pioneered the invention; the revolutionary effect it had on everyday life and its prospects for the future.
Beautifully illustrated throughout with full colour and black and white photographs, The Magic of Railways will be a delight to readers of all ages.