This lavishly illustrated volume -- chock full of technical details on more than 300 of the world's greatest locomotives -- is sure to please even the most knowledgeable railfans. Tracing the development of railpower around the world, the book begins with the age of steam, describing a host of passenger locomotives that powered the world's first ...
This lavishly illustrated volume -- chock full of technical details on more than 300 of the world's greatest locomotives -- is sure to please even the most knowledgeable railfans. Tracing the development of railpower around the world, the book begins with the age of steam, describing a host of passenger locomotives that powered the world's first great railway boom, before going on to describe the most significant locomotives developed during the 150-plus years that followed -- each illustrated with a selection of archival photography and specially commissioned color drawings. From early pioneers of the 1830s to 20th century giants like Union Pacific's Challenger, the book provides full descriptions of every locomotive featured, along with fascinating facts and anecdotes. A text of great historical and technical value, the book also examines more efficient forms of railpower developed in the 1990s and looks ahead to the future of railroading.
Very good in very good dust jacket. 2 volume set. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Book #1="Great Book of Trains""= Blue cloth W/ gold spine letterings ==No Price listed= EPP's W/ trains in color= 310 Locomotives 160 in full color & 500 more photo's. =, Printed in Spain on coated /. glossy stock. = 413 pgs clean & unmarked= Indx= Not library copy= No Owners= Book & Jacket mint= 8 3/4X12 1/4X1""=Oversize & heavy book ==Book #2=""Hear the Whistle Blow""+ ISBN # 037591563X= 1st Edition= Random House Juv. 2004-Full color pictured board binding= No Jacket = Mint copy= 157 pgs clean & etc. = Indx= Biblio= 8 1/4X9 1/2X-Pix's thru'out book-in B/W. =Not library copy= No Owner's= From Stephensons="Rocket" 1825 to the RR tracks into ""Auschwitz""= Great set of train books for the collector or kids= Both @ one price= Both @ one US domestic post $3.33= Overseas buyers must request US air post first. =We have other train books on line search or ask. Thanks. Mel (Gargr3-#8)
Very good in fine dust jacket. Portland House, New York, NY, 1987. 1st Ed(AsSuch), 1st Printing, VG+/Fine-, Hard Cover, Size=9"x12", 406pp(Index). A faint 2" scratch on DJ rear cover & a short ink gift note on front free endpaper, o.w. clean, tight & bright. DJ not torn etc. All COLOR photos & illustrations. ISBN 517 64525 7 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES ALL ARE WELL PACKED WITH CARE!
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