Steam engines and steam railways have a long, fascinating history, with many exciting areas to explore. Whether you are visiting a steam railway, or simply want to know more about how steam railways helped to develop the modern world, this is the book for you.
When was the steam engine first invented?
How do steam engines work?
Which were the most famous engines, and railway lines?
How does a railway work?
Why did steam railways disappear?
Can I still see a steam railway working today?
Stuart Hylton uses his expert knowledge and an excellent collection of photographs and drawings to explain the answers to these questions and more.
Stuart Hylton grew up in Windsor, studied at Manchester University and has written over twenty books on historical subjects, local and national, including From Rationing to Rock, Their Darkest Hour, an alternative view of the Home Front during the Second World War, A History of Manchester, The Grand Experiment and The Horseless Carriage. He is a member of the Education Team at the Great Western Society's Didcot Railway Centre.