Making Tracks by Peter Saxton

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Cherished, admired and regularly used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a particular place in our hearts. Trains will not be only a sensible mode of transport, but additionally a means of tracing our social historical past over the previous 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the influence they’ve had on our panorama.Full of details, trivia and anecdotes, this partaking miscellany appears to be like on the heyday of the railways world wide, chronicling the shift from steam trains to diesel and electrical and the problem of working throughout two world wars. A broad vary of elements is roofed, from the sorts of trains and companies, key individuals and station structure, to station pets, accidents and crime, and the depiction of the railways in literature and artwork. Chock-full of data, this miscellany is ideal for railway lovers, historical past buffs or those that want to be taught extra about this fascinating type of transport that’s so usually taken with no consideration

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  • Title: Making Tracks
  • Author: Peter Saxton
  • Category: Transportation
  • Date: October 2015
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781782433323

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