All aboard for the trip of a life-time! From steam engines to the advanced technologies of high-speed rail, this interactive guide tells the enthralling history of trains and railways as they spread across the globe. Share the experience of passengers travelling the world's great railways, including the civil engineer Robert Stephenson and crime writer Agatha Christie - can you spot the other famous people on board? In addition to the history of the railway, this unique guide contains activities and has clever features that pull out to reveal amazing details of the world's iconic trains and their inner workings. A must-have book for any trainspotters!
Philip Steele has written books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes and is an established author, chiefly of children's non-fiction. He graduated from University College, Durham, graduating in Modern languages in 1971. After graduating, he worked as an editor for various book publishers in London before moving to the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, where he now lives. His recent publications include Encyclopedia of British History and A City Through Time.