Christian Wolmar in A Short History of the Trains takes us on a journey through the history of Railways. The account which takes us on a fascinating journey packed with triumph and tragedy. It follows the history of the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today.
The history of the railways across the world is charted chronologically in this account that carries the hidden stories of Railway history across the world. We travel in the Trans-Siberian Railway, the Orient Express, and maglev trains and learn the impact of world events on the development of trains and the Railway. Along with exploring the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, there are stories of blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks. It reveals such hidden stories of railway history across the world.
A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, A Short History of the Trains is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.