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Trainland

Atkinson, Neill

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ISBN 10: 1869419057 / ISBN 13: 9781869419059
Editorial: Random House, Auckland, 2007
Condición: NF Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Sub-titled "How Railways Made New Zealand" is a history of the influences this form of transport had on the the country and its people. It recalls the "Golden Age" of rail travel, often from the recollections of the travellers, with fond memories of long journeys in trains hauled by steam engines, frequent stops, tea in immensely strong china cups, pies and chunks of fruit cake hurridly purchased at crowded refreshment rooms at stations, often in isolated towns --- the time when trail travelled was something of a real adventure. The railway was vital in opening up the hinterland for settlement and development. In latter years, however, with road and air travel becoming popular, the rail struggled to maintain passenger services, with freight services predominating. Atkinson covers all aspects of the system, from construction to near extinction, but wonders whether environmental factors and energy problems may eventually lead to a revival of the fortunes of rail. First published 2007, with this reprint that year. 250 pages including notes, bibliography and index, lavishly illustrated throughout with colour and b/w photos and art, the latter including works by noted artists and many Railway promotional posters, documents, maps/diagrams. Pictorial card covers (photo to front, colour posters at back) with flaps front and back are NF, ditto text block, no inscriptions. N° de ref. de la librería 003726

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Título: Trainland

Editorial: Random House, Auckland

Año de publicación: 2007

Encuadernación: Card Covers

Ilustrador: Photos, Art, Maps, Diagrams, Documents

Condición del libro:NF

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: Reprint

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