Fifty railroads that changed the course of history features rail barons politicians disasters crime weather geology great artists fraudsters and animals a dynamic cast of characters and a mind spinning whirlwind of fact trivia and conversation starters. There are a whole series of books with the title that changed the course of history the one under review is on railways it is listed on several amazon pages it is aimed at the interested reader those into trains would probably find it to elementary the book looks at 50 railways from varioustime periods and from various countries. Railways are much more than just a mode of transport and their impact on the past 200 years of history has been profound railways have brought freedom of movement to the masses and been the agents of social change. Fifty railways that changed the course of history is a fascinating and beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies that have had the greatest impact on modern civilization. Fifty railways that changed the course of history is a fascinating beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies that have had the greatest impact entries range from the metropolitan line the worlds first underground railway to the pacific railroad the first transcontinental railroad in north america
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