This book comes with 10 easy-to-do experiments and 230 exciting pictures. All aboard for a journey into the history and technology of rail travel! It covers everything from the 'iron horses' of the Wild West and Stephenson's Rocket to the luxurious Orient Express and today's high-speed vehicles. Step-by-step projects look at the technology behind trains - learn about forces and motion, build a bridge, construct a tunnel, and even make your own model locomotive and railway track. Stunning photographs and detailed illustrations evoke the spirit of train travel. Railways revolutionized the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world. This book charts the development of trains, from the early horse-drawn wagons used in mines and the first steam locomotives to the comfort and convenience of modern, streamlined passenger trains. Discover how the first underground railways were designed and constructed, and explore the latest high-tech designs. This book is a treasure trove of information for the young railway enthusiast and is ideal for families and school groups to explore together.
Michael Harris worked in the railway industry, and wrote on the subject for 40 years. Steve Parker has written more than 300 science books.