|A snapshot of the two books providing a wealth of info on track history and development. As a coincident the most recent newsletter of the Danish Industrial Railway Society had an article on wooden track.|
Much info is packed into the above books. "Early Wooden Railways" by M. Lewis deals with the railways' ancient ancestors; wooden railways in primarily mining service. In "The Railway - British Track Since 1804" Andrew Dow takes over as mechanical traction on the tracks was introduced.The books really are a winning combination. As companions they describe tracked transport systems from the middle ages to modern high-speed lines today. I recommend both titles to any enthusiast with a serious interest in railway track.