The Second Age of Rail: A History of High Speed Trains

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The Second Age of Rail: A History of High Speed Trains

Murray Hughes

ISBN10: 0750961457

ISBN13: 978-0750961455

The Second Age of Rail: A History of High Speed Trains

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Amazon Code 0750961457
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The complete story of the world’s high-speed railways, from Japan’s bullet trains to HS2 via France, Germany, and China

Speed on steel wheels has fascinated engineers for nearly two centuries. When a team of French experts accelerated a train up to 574.8 km/h in April 2007 they proved that the rail speed frontier was still unknown. Japan and France pioneered high-speed train technology in the 20th century, and now China and South Korea are on the cusp of developing inter-city rail travel at 400 km/h. In Europe, expansion of the already extensive network of high-speed lines may be dogged by delays over costs and noise, but the USA lags far behind, already outpaced by new lines in Turkey, Morocco, and Saudi Arabia—pilgrims to Mecca will soon be riding the desert rails at 300 km/h. Charting the events that have shaped these remarkable developments, this illustrated book is railway history in the making.
Author Murray Hughes
Binding Hardcover
Brand imusti
EAN 9780750961455
Edition UK ed.
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PublicationDate 2015-11-01
Publisher The History Press
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title The Second Age of Rail
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description Speed on steel wheels has fascinated engineers for nearly two centuries, and a string of stunning records in the last twenty-five years has pushed railway engineering towards new frontiers. Japan – pioneer of high-speed train technology – set the precedent with its legendary bullet trains in 1964; since then a dozen countries have joined the high-speed revolution. Today, China is setting the pace as it crafts a nationwide network of super-railways, and Morocco and Saudi Arabia are on the cusp of launching trains that travel at 300km/h. The USA lags far behind, outpaced by Asia and Western Europe, where Eurostar links London to the international high-speed network – although a new-generation railway to northern England is still missing. Here is the full story of high-speed trains, retold in a journey across countries and continents. The Second Age of Rail is railway history in the making.
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