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The Encyclopedia of Trains and Locomotives
by C.J. Riley
Alphabetically organized, fully cross-referenced, and packed with photographs, this enticing encyclopedia makes the perfect gift for anyone who ever felt drawn to the sight of an onrushing train. It features the most significant innovations in locomotive technology, as well as the most important and colorful characters from the history of the iron horse. Thrill to the true ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published August 21st 2000 by Metro Books
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I purchased this encyclopedia so that my young son could look at photos of a variety of trains, but the book would be an excellent resource for train-lovers of any age. The entries are thorough and precise, to the point where the reader may find the text a bit dry if he is not already passionately interested in the topic at hand. A multitude of gorgeous photos and illustrations accompany the text.