This beautifully illustrated book recaptures the nostalgia of steam in its hey-day and traces its development from the early years of the Stephensons and The Rainhill Trials to the present age of railway preservation. John Westwood explains how the steam locomotive was developed
- the rivalry of the railway companies and their quest for speed
- the battle of the gauges
- early signalling methods
- railway architecture, from the imposing grand terminal to the humble wayside halt
- the elaborate dining cars and opulent splendour of the royal coaches.
The author also recounts a number of fascinating anecdotes that made steam travel such a memorable adventure.
This edition first published in 1980 by Octopus Books Limited. VG-Fine Looks unread, light wear possible. Edge wear light some rubbing. Binding tight. Corners barely bumped/rounded. Pages clean and crisp. DJ VG Minor edge wear might have light rubbing. WNB3259