Train

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Here is a spectacular and informative new look at the fascinating world of trains. Real-life photographs of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, freight and passenger cars, engines, and signals offer an view of the history and development of railroads.

Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of today and describes how trains are built and operated.

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Overview

Here is a spectacular and informative new look at the fascinating world of trains. Real-life photographs of steam, diesel, and electric locomotives, freight and passenger cars, engines, and signals offer an view of the history and development of railroads.

Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of today and describes how trains are built and operated.

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Gr 4-8-- Arranged in approximate chronological order, each of the two-page chapters has the same busy format. Many feature large full-color photos across the bottom of the spread and all have a single paragraph of text on the top of the left-hand page. Numerous small, full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions with lengthy, small-print captions abound. This haphazard arrangement may cause confusion for some readers as there appears to be no pattern for the eye to travel across or down the page. In addition to the general historical information, topic treatments include the signal tower, royal trains, record breakers, station operation, monorails, model trains, and trains of the future. Because of the book's British origin, readers may find the single chapter on the American railroad inadequate. Consider this for train enthusiasts and casual browsers who enjoy the series.-- Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679916840
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Series: Eyewitness Books Series
  • Edition description: 1st American ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Age range: 10 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.29 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a train? 6
The first railroads 8
Dawn of the steam age 10
Steam engines come of age 12
How steam locomotives work 14
Railroads reach the world 16
The American railroad 18
Building a railroad 20
Overcoming obstacles 22
Making tracks 24
Freight trains 26
First, second, and third class 28
Traveling in style 30
In the signal tower 32
Following the signs 34
Post haste 36
Electric trains 38
Diesel power 40
Long distance by train 42
Royal trains 44
Record breakers 46
At the station 48
Running the railroad 50
Still in steam 52
All decked out 54
Traveling underground 56
Up in the air 58
Trains for fun 60
Into the future 62
Index 64
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