The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways

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The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways by Hamilton Ellis. 'Here is the most exciting and comprehensive collection of railway pictures ever published. Over 800 pictures and 30,000 words of captions tell the story of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the 100 m.p.h. monorail. Of special importance is the first ever published picture of the world's first public railway. See it in Plate I. The story of the social impact of railways, the opening up of unpopulated deserts, the revolution in military strategy, its furtherance of the industrial revolution, and the inside story of railways themselves, the development of steam, electricity and diesel locomotives, bridges and viaducts, signalling systems, underground and mountain lines, railway architecture - all emerge from these pages in historic and dramatic photographs. The dust jacket has medium general wear with several small chips and tears along the top edge but price is unclipped. The book has tape ghosting and stains along the page edges but overall remains in a tight and tidy condition. A LARGE BOOK THAT WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL FREIGHT.


  • Author:
    Ellis, Hamilton
  • Book Condition:
    Good Plus
  • Publisher:
    Paul Hamlyn Publishers
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    Good Minus
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    Hard Cover
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1 In Stock