- Published: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, c2010.
- Year Published: 2010
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: xix, 376 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
- Railroads -- History.
- Railroads -- Social aspects -- History.
- Railroads -- Economic aspects -- History.
- Social change -- History.
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Blood, iron, & gold : how the railroads transformed the world
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Call number: 385.09 Wo
Originally published: Great Britain : Atlantic Books, 2009.
The first railways -- Europe makes a start -- The British influence -- The American way -- Joining up Europe -- Crossing America-- -- --and other continents -- The invasion of the railway -- The railway revolution -- Getting better all the time -- Changing trains -- Decline but not fall -- Railway Renaissance.
In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.
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