Covers all areas of locomotive history from 1950 to the end of the 20th century. Chronologically ordered for easy reference. From China to Scandinavia, the locomotives of the world are covered with over 350 photographs and illustrations. This fascinating insight into the development of the locomotive from the middle of the last century, up to today's awe-inspiring high-speed passenger trains, will appeal to every railway enthusiast. Information boxes outline engines' specifications and every aspect of technical data. This is an exhaustive reference work that looks at the pivotal moments in railway history - an evolution in transport that formed one of the major building blocks in the consolidation of the development of the modern world.
Colin Garratt is a world-renowned authority on locomotives, who has also been a professional railway photographer since 1969. His principal work has been to document the last steam locomotives of the world, and he has made expeditions to some 50 countries, across all continents. He has written and illustrated over 40 books on steam and rail.