ULTIMATE TRAIN HC
Ultimate Train is a source of reference for the seasoned railroad enthusiast and the curious traveler alike, packed with information about the evolution of trains and locomotives.Ultimate Train opens with an illustrated history of the railroads, which explores the global impact of trains since the construction of the first steam locomotive in 1804. Bringing the story right up to date with an examination of the magnetic levitation trains currently in development, this book celebrates the diversity of train design and engineering over the last 200 years.
The main body of the book provides a photographic gallery of trains that races the development of the major types of passenger, freight, urban, and special-purpose trains from around the world over the last two centuries. Included within this chronological gallery are portraits of landmark trains, from Stephenson's Rocket to the latest German maglev, the Transrapid. Also featured are profiles of the world's most famous railroad services, including the Orient Express and the Canadian Pacific.A biographical section profiles the people who changed the face of transportation.