The Wonderful World of Steam Locomotives
Author: P.B. Whitehouse
published by Hamlyn Publishing Group
Hardcover with Dust Jacket
The steam locomotive stimulates more interest and enthusiasm today than it ever did through the 150 years when it was the supreme motive power on the railways of the world. The glorious steam world that was, the twilight period when enthusiasts scurried to distant countries in search of live steam, and the dwindling number of active locomotives which remain in service is the subject of this sympathetic and knowledgeable book.
It ranges over the continents, recapturing the glory and humble delights of steam, from main-line locomotives to the toy-like narrow gauge miniatures which served rural areas throughout the world, from surprisingly modern engines to venerable machines which had working lives stretching over generations, from thoroughbreds to curiosities.
The Wonderful World of Steam Locomotives is evocative of the machines that were at once among man's least efficient and most romantic inventions, which transformed travel and still have the power to stir the imagination of the young — who may never have seen an active steam engine outside a preserved railway — and the old who may recall the heyday of steam with nostalgia. The informative and lively text compliments a superb selection of over 100 color illustrations.
- The Glorious Years
- Steam Safari
- Minor Railways
- Steam Today
- Steam for Tomorrow
Made In: Spain
Product Condition: Used
Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
P. B. Whitehouse
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