Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History (Hardback)Bill Laws (author)
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* Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History is a fascinating and beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies that have had the greatest impact on modern civilization.
* Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the London Underground, the world's first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, the first transcontinental railroad in North America.
* In order to justify the assertion that they literally 'changed the course of history,' each railway is judged by its influence in five categories: Engineering, Society, commerce, Politics, and Military.
Publisher: David & Charles
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 227 x 170 x 23 mm
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