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Ellis, C. Hamilton

The lore of the train.

London, George Allen & Unwin 1971.

Reference: 7702
Price: £20 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 4to. 240pp, numerous colour & b+w text ills. Publisher’s cloth, preserved in publisher’s printed card slipcase, repaired. Roderick Gradidge’s copy.

A well-produced volume providing an illustrated and detailed history of the evolution of locomotive and railway design, from the primitive rutways of the classical era to the high-speed trains of Japan and the British tilting Advanced Passenger Train (which the author optimistically supposed would soon be introduced).