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A 19th Century Railway Station
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Step inside one of the marvels of the Victorian age! In the middle of the 19th century, steam railways were the very latest transport technology: fast, comfortable (if you could afford a first-class ticket), safe and reliable. Learn about this triumph of engineering and about the army of workers who laboured long hours to keep it going. A 19th Century Railway Station is an exciting and superbly-illustrated look at developing transport during one of the most important periods of modern history. Illustrations of artifacts and paintings from the era help to support the main text by providing proof which explains how we know what we know. Informative captions, maps, a complete glossary and an index make these titles ideal educational texts. Each one features a sturdy flexi-bound cover with gold foiling.
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Table of Contents

Introduction; Station design; Building techniques; Stations around the world; Laying the track; Trains and towns; The passengers; A self-contained world; The signalling system; The station day; Railway staff; Station workers; The station master; Food for travellers; Locomotives; Passenger comfort; Luxury travel; Cheap and cheerful; Travelling in style; Freight on the railways; New uses for old stations; Glossary; Index.

Introduction; Station design; Building techniques; Stations around the world; Laying the track; Trains and towns; The passengers; A self-contained world; The signalling system; The station day; Railway staff; Station workers; The station master; Food for travellers; Locomotives; Passenger comfort; Luxury travel; Cheap and cheerful; Travelling in style; Freight on the railways; New uses for old stations; Glossary; Index.

About the Author

Fiona Macdonald graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in history before going on to research and teach social history. She has contibuted to TV programmes and spent some time as a freelance researcher and picture researcher. In the last 15 or so years Fiona has been a full-time write and consultant. She estimates that she has probably wirtten over 300 books for people of all ages on a variety of different subjects, though she specialises in history.

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