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The Encyclopedia of Trains & Locomotives
Riley, C.J.

Alphabetically organized and fully cross-referenced, [this book] is the perfect handbook for any train enthusiast. The most significant innovations in locomotive technology as well as the most important and colorful characters from the history of the 'iron horse' are included....Thrill to the story of Casey Jones and his ill-fated final journey; was he simply trying to stay on schedule or was he determined to die that day? Learn about the difficulties encountered during the construction of the Cape to Cairo railroad, Cecil Rhodes' ambitious and as yet uncompleted dream of a trans-African railway; at one point, for instance, more than twenty railroad builders were devoured by marauding lions. Marvel at the magnetic levitation trains that are capable of traveling at speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour; provided that the appropriate trackage rights can be secured, such high-speed ground travel may become the transportation alternative of the future....Written by an expert in the field and heavily illustrated with [an] array of historical as well as up-to-date photographs....

224 pages
hardback with jacket
Published by RD Press, Australia (1994)
304mm x 230mm

good condition

About the author

Riley, an architect whose practice includes historic preservation and frequent railroad projects, has been an active member of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) since 1973. He has a special interest in railroad history. He is also a member of the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society, the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Historical Society, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Historical Society, the Pittsburgh Model Railroad Historical Society, and the Iron City Ferroequinological Society. Please click here to ask a question
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