Wonders and Curiosities of the Railway or Stories of the Locomotive in Every Land by William Sloane Kennedy

The car might be king today but thousands of devoted writers have ensured the railroads will never be forgotten. We have plucked from obscurity 30 fascinating books - most of them out-of-print - about railways from Cairo to New South Wales to Yosemite encompassing engineering, history, industry, photography, policing and a famous politician’s final journey.

Whether you are an addicted train historian familiar with the Flying Scotsman, the Bullet Train and the Super Chief, or simply someone fascinated by how railways have influenced modern society, you will find something of interest on the list.

All aboard for a whistle-stop tour of trains and railways.


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