Enjoy this journey through the fascinating history of trains in this picture-packed celebration of the story of trains and how they have transformed our world.
Discover how George Stephenson’s dream of a steam-powered railway changed the world. Look inside a locomotive to understand how the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the railroads helped to shape the history of America. Read how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency, and take a glimpse into the future to see how trains keep transforming how we travel!
DK Eyewitness Train also looks beyond the trains and tracks to learn about the people who built the railroads and keep them running. Cross continents, too, as you find out about some of the great train journeys of the world. Become an eyewitness to the wonders of one of history’s greatest inventions, from royal trains to record-breakers, overcoming obstacles to travelling underground, this picture-led guide will take you on a visual tour of trains like never before.
Throughout the pages of this newly- revised incredible history book, you can expect to find:
-Up to 20 per cent new images, including photography and updated diagrams
-All information updated by expert consultants
-Packed with amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines
-Includes brand new eyewitness accounts from experts in the field
This museum in a book uses striking full-colour photographs and illustrations as well as amazing facts, infographics, statistics, and timelines to help bring the extraordinary high-powered world of trains to life before your very eyes. The unique visual approach immerses curious children in every page, making this a must-have volume for curious children aged 9+ with a thirst for knowledge and learning, alongside teachers, parents and librarians.
So, what’s new?
Part of DK’s best-selling Eyewitness series, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, up to 20 per cent new images, including photography and updated diagrams, updated information, and a new “eyewitness” feature with fascinating first-hand accounts from experts in the field.
Explore the series!
Globally, the Eyewitness series has sold more than 50 million copies over 30 years. Join the journey to combat climate change with Eyewitness Climate Change or take a trip aboard the most famous ship in history with Eyewitness Titanic.