THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE EUROPEN RAILWAYS 1850-1900

L'AGE D'OR DU RAIL EUROPEEN (1850-1900)

As a continuation of "The birth of the European railways (1800-1850)", "The golden age" recalls the stirring era of major railway construction, giving a vivid picture, throughout the world, of civilisation during the second half of the 19th century when the railway advanced in all directions "from the centre of towns and to the top of mountains" and thus wrought fundamental changes everywhere because of the revolutionary nature of civil engineering work, as well as the advanced design of rolling stock. The "Gay Nineties" come to life again with their "charabancs", luxurious royal trains, excursion trains, the "flyers", and even railway disasters. Closely associated with everyday life, the railway reigned supreme... and, unfortunately, also began to play its part in war.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Editions Berger-Levrault

    Paris,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Pecheux, J
  • Publication Date: 1975

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 256 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134533
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1976 12:00AM