The Iron Road (2014)

available-on-kindleHardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley (2014)

From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. This book is divided into 43 discrete chapters covering aspects of the history of the railways and is fully illustrated, with lots of factettes and anecdotes, throughout.

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David Aaronovitch:

Just received @christianwolmar’s absolutely gorgeous new illustrated book on the history of the railway. Almost too good to open.