The Illustrated Guide to Locomotives of the World PDF ePub eBook

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The Illustrated Guide to Locomotives of the World free pdf This is a comprehensive history of locomotive technology from the 1950s to the present day, shown in over 300 photographs. It is a pictorial encyclopedia of the most influential and famous trains of recent times, from the working steam trains of China to the Bullet Train and Eurostar. It is a stunning visual guide with detailed specifications for over 50 key locomotive designs. It explores the changing design of the locomotive, from the older trains still in use today to the latest models of Europe and the Far East. It features both long-running steam-powered engines, as well as the electric and diesel trains. It includes trains from Britain, North and South America, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Rim, Australasia and Africa. This comprehensive encyclopedia features some of the most influential, famous and beautifully designed trains of the last 50 years. With examples taken from Britain - including Eurostar - Europe, the former Soviet Union, North and South America, the Middle East, India, China, the Pacific Rim, Australasia and Africa, the book presents a complete history of global locomotive technology. Detailed specification boxes list each train's builder, client, gauge, class, axle arrangement, dimensions, rating and speed. Packed with more than 300 dynamic photographs and illustrations, this volume will appeal to train lovers and trainspotters the world over.

About Colin Garratt

Colin Garratt is a world-renowned authority and author on locomotives, and has also been a professional railway photographer since 1969. His principal work has been to document the last steam locomotives of the world, and he has made expeditions to some 50 countries, embracing all continents. He is director of the Milepost 92-1/2, the multimedia production company for the railway industry. He has written and illustrated more than 40 books on steam and rail.

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Author : Colin Garratt
Publisher : Hermes House
Data Published : 01 December 2013
ISBN : 0857233734
EAN : 9780857233738
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 128 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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