Steam Engines is a stunningly illustrated, comprehensive guide to the history of the steam railway in Britain. This book tracks the development of the steam locomotive, from its earliest days in the 1800s through to the great trains of the mid-20th century. Learn how the success and rapid growth of this new form of power provided a vital form of transport across Britain and had a major impact on people's lives. The authors describe the development of the different lines and companies during the two World Wars and ultimately, the preservation of many of our much-loved locomotives. Packed with historical photographs and in-depth information, this box set includes a special key ring and is a must-have for any steam engine enthusiast.