by John Coiley


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The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Eyewitness Train is DK's classic look at railroads and the trains that move along them.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780756650322
Publisher: DK
Publication date: 04/20/2009
Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 341,931
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

John Coiley was the curator of the National Railway Museum in York from its foundation in the 1970s until his retirement in 1992. From 1983 to 1986, he was the president of the International Association of Transport Museums. He died in 1998. The John Coiley Award for locomotive preservation is given by the Heritage Railway Association. Books he wrote include DK Eyewitness: Train and Rocket to Eurostar: National Railway Museum in Camera.

Table of Contents

What is a train?6
The first railroads8
Dawn of the steam age10
Steam engines come of age12
How steam locomotives work14
Railroads reach the world16
The American railroad18
Building a railroad20
Overcoming obstacles22
Making tracks24
Freight trains26
First, second, and third class28
Traveling in style30
In the signal tower32
Following the signs34
Post haste36
Electric trains38
Diesel power40
Long distance by train42
Royal trains44
Record breakers46
At the station48
Running the railroad50
Still in steam52
All decked out54
Traveling underground56
Up in the air58
Trains for fun60
Into the future62

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