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Coiley, John.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Dorling Kindersley, [2000]

Physical Description:
63 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of today and describes how trains are built and operated.
General Note:
Includes index.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 1.0 87543.
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TF148 .C56 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
TF148 .C56 2000 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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Full-color photos. Trace the history, development, and far-reaching impact of locomotives and railroads--from early horse-powered railways to today's high-speed, driverless trains.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-8-- Arranged in approximate chronological order, each of the two-page chapters has the same busy format. Many feature large full-color photos across the bottom of the spread and all have a single paragraph of text on the top of the left-hand page. Numerous small, full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions with lengthy, small-print captions abound. This haphazard arrangement may cause confusion for some readers as there appears to be no pattern for the eye to travel across or down the page. In addition to the general historical information, topic treatments include the signal tower, royal trains, record breakers, station operation, monorails, model trains, and trains of the future. Because of the book's British origin, readers may find the single chapter on the American railroad inadequate. Consider this for train enthusiasts and casual browsers who enjoy the series.-- Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

What is a train?p. 6
The first railroadsp. 8
Dawn of the steam agep. 10
Steam engines come of agep. 12
How steam locomotives workp. 14
Railroads reach the worldp. 16
The American railroadp. 18
Building a railroadp. 20
Overcoming obstaclesp. 22
Making tracksp. 24
Freight trainsp. 26
First, second, and third classp. 28
Traveling in stylep. 30
In the signal towerp. 32
Following the signsp. 34
Post hastep. 36
Electric trainsp. 38
Diesel powerp. 40
Long distance by trainp. 42
Royal trainsp. 44
Record breakersp. 46
At the stationp. 48
Running the railroadp. 50
Still in steamp. 52
All decked outp. 54
Traveling undergroundp. 56
Up in the airp. 58
Trains for funp. 60
Into the futurep. 62
Indexp. 64