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Railways Of The World 4

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Railways Of The World
published by Gallery Books
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In the world today there are more than three-quarters of a million miles of railways blanketing the continents. Historically, railroads, although only 150 years old, have opened up continents, created trade routes and in general provided national and international transportation services on a scale never before imagined. Today more than seventy percent of the world's freight is carried by rail.

Accompanied by maps obtained from cartographers and enriched by more than 600 photographs, Brian Hollingsworth and his colleagues escort the reader through the countries of the world, along narrow-gauge, metre-gauge and standard-gauge tracks, over bridges and viaducts, through tunnels, across deserts and up the sides of mountains. The history and modern workings of urban rapid transit systems, national and international railroad systems are described in vivid detail complete with relevant statistics: gauges, lengths and heights of bridges and tunnels, passengers and freight carried, rolling stock, locomotive power, percentage electrified and so on. A detailed table of contents precedes each section; countries which appear in more than one continent or are known by more than one name are fully cross referenced.


  • Europe
  • North America
  • Central and South America
  • Africa
  • Middle East
  • Asia
  • Australasia and Oceania

Made In: Hong Kong

Product Condition: New

Product Type: Book > Hardcover Book
Author(s): Brian Hollingsworth
Number of Pages: 350
Publication Date: 1979
Age Group: adult
Product Notes:
4. This item is out of print and is limited to the quantity on hand.