Here is an anthology which spans a period of over one hundred and thirty years. Beginning at a time when a man had to be more than normally intrepid to board the awkward steam-driven iron monster, through the advent of the diesel engine, these are stories of a daring vision and the persistence it took to realize it. Rich in human interest--Queen Victoria's gallant consent to ride a train, train racing, the funeral train of Lincoln, trains run by volunteers, the joining of the United States by track--all ten episodes assert the imperative desire of modern man to be mobile. Well expressed and illustrated by E.W. Fenton, this is a collection which should intrigue any reader, early teens and up, who as ever felt the impulse generated by the remote call of a train whistle.