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Trains

Author: Stephanie Turnbull
Publisher: London : Usborne ; Tulsa, OK : EDC, 2002.
Series: Usborne discovery.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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-- Did you know that the fastest vehicle ever to run on rails (at over 6,000 miles per hour) was rocket powered and driverless?

-- Take a look at the world's most impressive locomotives and learn fun facts, about the fastest, oldest and most luxurious trains ever built.

-- Take a journey through the history of trains, from the early giants of steam to the latest bullet-shaped speed machines.

-- Visit the Quicklinks Web site and look at videos of old American steam trains, see modern Japanese electric trains and take a virtual tour of the Rocky Mountaineer!  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Primary school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Turnbull
ISBN: 0794501745 9780794501747 0746047010 9780746047019
OCLC Number: 50923836
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 47 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Train basics --
First trains --
Steaming ahead --
American railroads --
Making tracks --
All aboard --
In the city --
Going underground --
Mountain trains --
Faster and faster --
Diesel power --
Cargo carriers --
Steam giants --
High-speed electrics --
End of steam? --
Under the sea --
Modern machines --
Floating trains --
Great train journeys --
Amazing models --
Did you know? --
Using the Internet --
Index --
Acknowledgements.
Series Title: Usborne discovery.
Other Titles: Internet-linked trains
Responsibility: Stephanie Turnbull ; illustrated by John Woodcock.

Abstract:

-- Did you know that the fastest vehicle ever to run on rails (at over 6,000 miles per hour) was rocket powered and driverless?

-- Take a look at the world's most impressive locomotives and learn fun facts, about the fastest, oldest and most luxurious trains ever built.

-- Take a journey through the history of trains, from the early giants of steam to the latest bullet-shaped speed machines.

-- Visit the Quicklinks Web site and look at videos of old American steam trains, see modern Japanese electric trains and take a virtual tour of the Rocky Mountaineer!

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