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The concise encyclopaedia of world railway locomotives

The concise encyclopaedia of world railway locomotives

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Published by Hutchinson in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by P. Ransome-Wallis.
SeriesNew Horizon Series
ContributionsWallis, P.Ransome-
The Physical Object
Pagination512p. :
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15540842M
ISBN 100090525310

I purchased this encyclopedia so that my young son could look at photos of a variety of trains, but the book would be an excellent resource for train-lovers of any age. The entries are thorough and precise, to the point where the reader may find the text a bit dry if he is /5(1). A pair of books on world railways. This pair includes a first edition of The Concise Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives edited by P. Ransome-Wallis (Hawthorn Books, ) and a fifth edition of World Railways edited by Henry Sampson (Sampson Low, ). Both books are presented in a hardbound cover.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The World Encyclopedia of Locomotives Colin Garratt Train Railroad Book at the best online prices at . • The U.S. locomotive fleet grew during the period, f to 24, diesel-electric locomotives in service in , while the freight car fleet remained relatively static at million cars in service. In , shipments of U.S. railway rolling stock totaled $ billion, with $ billion (percent) sold to the domestic market

From the first steam trains to the high-speed bullet locomotives of today, this is a glorious celebration of the history of trains and railways. Take a look around the engines of some of the most well-known locomotives in British history, such as the Rocket, the Mallard, and the Javelin, along with. The world record for a conventional wheeled passenger train is held by France's TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), set in when it reached km/h ( mph) on a km section of track.. Japan's experimental maglev train L0 Series achieved km/h ( mph) on .


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