BRITISH STEAM


BRITISH STEAM

IGLOO BOOKS    Book Number: 89603    Product format: Paperback

A charming publication packed with archive photographs, beautiful full page colour illustrations and photographs, engravings such as the Scottish engineer and inventor James Watt as a young boy sitting with his parents at the dining table, the construction of the Metropolitan Railway, technical drawings of locomotives and early steam engines, maps of Great Britain, viaducts, railwaymen and tradesmen, carriages and industry. Over 200 years after their invention, British steam trains are viewed with much affection and nostalgia. Probably aimed at but not exclusively for teenagers, this is a fantastic overview of the history of the steam engine, famous locomotives like the Flying Scotsman, the work of George Stephenson, Robert Stephenson and Brunel, the Big Four, Second World War, decline of the railways in the 1950s and 60s, this truly is a marvellous illustrated tome. One image is of the front of a steam train - this is no Thomas the Tank Engine, this is a sad face with the words 'PLEASE DON'T LET ME DIE'. The final colour double page photograph is of a poppy field and a 21st century restored locomotive in full steam. Advertising posters, colour and archive images and drawings throughout, 237pp in large softback, 19 x 24cm.
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Published price: £12.99
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ISBN 9781785573316
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