Full-color photos. Trace the history, development, and far-reaching impact
of locomotives and railroads--from early horse-powered railways to today's
high-speed, driverless trains. "This format captures the flavor and spirit of
it all, from the engineering feats of blasting tunnels through mountains and
building the rail system to the never-to-be-seen-again opulence of train travel
for the wealthy."-- "Science Books &; Films.
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