- 224-page hardback
- Celebrating the contribution of the railway
- Perfect for historians
Historian Bill Laws celebrates the impact that railways have had on the history of the world in this eye-opening book.
Beautifully presented, it explains how the likes of the Metropolitan line of the London Underground (the world's first underground railway) and the Pacific Railroad in North America (the first transcontinental railway) had a major impact on modern civilisation.
Each railway featured in this book is judged by its influence on engineering, society, commerce, politics and the military, while famous figures including George Stephenson, Doctor Richard Beeching and Rev. W.W. Awdry are also critiqued.
Hardback. 224 pages.