Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Steaming Through Britain

Steaming Through Britain
Item# 9781844861217x

Product Description

Publisher: Conway

Author: Chris Ellis & Greg Morse

Originally built as a patchwork of local rail links, the railroads in Britain boomed in the 1840s into a truly national network. This lavish volume celebrates the expansion of both narrow-gauge and standard railways, the forceful personalities that made them grow, and the technologies that redefined rail travel. From Stephenson's steam-powered Rocket in 1829 and Gresley's Flying Scotsman to today's blisteringly fast Eurostar, all of the most famous locomotives are here and presented in evocative photographs and art. (hb)