TRAINS: The Early Years / GettyImages / Getty Images ( Die Anfange Der Eisenbahn / Les Debuts Du Chemin De Fer )( All Text in English / French / German )( Locomotives / Railroads )

By: Cole, Beverley; Picture Research By Alex Linghorn / GettyImages - Getty Images

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----------hardcover, about 12 x 10.5 inches, a Near Fine copy in a Very Good+ dustjacket with a short closed tear, a few slight bumps to boards and edges but overall a tight square copy, all text is in English and German and French, 343 pages, b&w photos throughout, ---offers an original view of the first century or so of railways and trains, reflecting the early influence of Stephenson's Rocket in England, through two world wars, prosperity, depression, resistance and acceptance to the middle of the 20th century. Railways arrived only a decade or so before the camera, and have been captured in pictures throughout their history. This means of transport was pioneered and developed in Britain and so the greatest British photo archive, "Getty Images", has a remarkable collection of photographs of trains both from this country and around the world. Beverley Cole has drawn on these to illustrate their story from the early Victorian days of broad gauge and engine funnels like the tall top hats of the period, through the heyday of steam in the late 19th century, the threats and challenges of two world wars and from road transport, to the era of diesel and high-tech electric, overseas shipping (outside of Canada and the USA ) will require additional postage, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: TRAINS: The Early Years / GettyImages / Getty Images ( Die Anfange Der Eisenbahn / Les Debuts Du Chemin De Fer )( All Text in English / French / German )( Locomotives / Railroads )

Author Name: Cole, Beverley; Picture Research By Alex Linghorn / GettyImages - Getty Images

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Transportation,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Germany, Germany: Konemann, 2001, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2001

ISBN Number: 3833113553

ISBN Number 13: 9783833113550

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Very Good+ (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 151790

Keywords: TRAINS: The Early Years / Getty Images ( Die Anfange Der Eisenbahn / Les Debuts Du Chemin De Fer )( All Text in English / French / German )( Locomotives / Railroads )