Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives: From 1804 to the Present Day

Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives: From 1804 to the Present Day

by Thunder Bay Press Staff

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Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives: From 1804 to the Present Day by Thunder Bay Press Staff

All aboard! Get ready to take an exhilarating journey through the history of the world's greatest trains with this comprehensive encyclopedia. Everything you ever wanted to know about various types of locomotives is profiled here, including electric, diesel, steam, passenger, and freight trains. New fans, as well as long-time train aficionados will enjoy this thorough look at one of the most thrilling forms of travel and transportation. With full-color photographs of each featured locomotive on every page, this book is a visual delight for train enthusiasts! Each entry presents detailed information on each train, including boiler pressure, cylinders, driving wheels, grate area, heating surface, tractive effort, and total weight. With international coverage, train buffs can learn about everything from British railways to Japanese railways to South American railways to the Prussian railway system. Written for the train enthusiast as well as the general reader, The Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives delivers an accessible and enjoyable guide to the world of locomotives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592237838
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
Publication date: 12/01/2007
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 12.10(h) x 1.80(d)

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