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The Age of the Train
From the Rocket to the Bullet
Age of the Train charts the history of the invention that, more than any other, came to symbolize the advance of human progress and civilization. This authoritative guide is stitched together by a meticulously researched text stretching from the origins of train travel to the glorious era of steam to today's high-speed electric trains. With beautiful photographs and a fascinating assortment of facsimile documents--including posters, timetables, and designs, along with handwritten notes, diaries, and letters--Age of the Train will captivate rail enthusiasts and armchair historians alike.
Philip Marsh is deputy editor of The Railway Magazine, which has the largest circulation of all magazines in the field. He is also a freelance journalist and writer.