World Railways of the Nineteenth Century: A Pictorial History in Victorian Engravings
World Railways of the Nineteenth Century invites readers to experience an unparalleled glimpse into the world of nineteenth-century railroading. To complement the extensive text drawn from primary sources as well as popular and scholarly railway literature of the period, Jim Harter has carefully selected more than 860 rare wood engravings from 91 different publications - predominantly American, British, French, and German, and including such periodicals as Railroad Gazette, Street Railway Journal, Harper's Weekly, Illustrated London News, Engineering, The Engineer, and Illustration. Beginning with Great Britain and America, this volume continues on to explore railway history in Continental Europe, the Russian Empire, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. Technical topics cover the development of steam locomotion; gauge controversies; passenger and freight service; military railways; mass transit systems; street railways; cable, compressed air, and electrical traction; and train wrecks. text, this volume will delight railroad enthusiasts, historians, world travelers, and students of Victorian technical achievement.
American became began bogie boiler bottom right brakes bridge British building built cable carried center-rail Central century circa coaches coal comotive completed connected construction cylinders Decauville drive wheels early East electric elevated England extended feet France freight French funicular Gare gauge German H. K. Porter horse horse car improved inaugurated iron later locomotive London 8c Lower middle middle center middle left middle right miles of track narrow-gauge North Northern opened operated Pacific Paris passed passenger carriages passenger engine passenger train PLATE port rack rack railway rail lines Railroad Gazette Rainhill trials River road Robert Stephenson rolling stock route miles Russia signal soon South speed standard gauge station steam steam locomotive Stephenson street style Sudbahn tank locomotives terminus tion top left top right traction traffic train shed tramway tunnel Upper middle Viaduct wagons Western Rwy wheels York