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Big book of trains
National Railway Museum.
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 1998.
Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 36 cm
Describes the locomotives, cars, tunnels, stations, and functions of such trains as freight trains, channel tunnel trains, bullet trains, mountain trains, and snow trains.
General Note:
Includes index.
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North Collins Library TF148 .B49 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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All aboard! "The Big Book of Trains" is setting off on a journey to explore the fastest, heaviest, longest, and most fantastic trains in the world. Features more than 50 of the world's most amazing trains, from the Bullet train (the fastest) and the Rocket (the oldest) to the Trans-Siberian Express (the longest scheduled train). Full color. plus gatefold.

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Booklist Review

Gr. 3^-5, younger for reading aloud. The gigantic format is totally appropriate for this book about the huge, powerful, rushing trains that transport people and freight by steam, diesel, and electricity on rails around the world. In the usual DK photo-essay style, with great, big, free-standing, close-up photographs in full color and sharp detail, there are more than 50 trains, from the early steam locomotives in England and the U.S. to today's high-speed bullet trains and monorails, with a dramatic center foldout featuring the Channel Tunnel and the high-speed trains that travel on land and under the sea. In each case, there are captions and small chunks of information about size, weight, stations, tracks, speed, mileage, maintenance, etc., with special focus on the roles of human drivers and computers. The facts are as exciting as the pictures, and the sturdy, inexpensive hardcover book will stand up to the heavy use it will get from readers who want to pore over the details. --Hazel Rochman

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