For more than 100 years, steam locomotives were the most technologically advanced form of power and transport dominating the railways, and were often described as the heartbeat of the UK.
The earliest railways used horse-power to pull carts along the track, but the age of steam was just beginning to take shape and locomotives were in development as early as the 1700s.
First came Richard Trevithick with a locomotive of limited success on a narrow-gauge tramway, but it was George Stephenson's Rocket in 1829 that set the stage for steam. Although primitive initially, the ideas of using two tracks, proper stations, timetables, and signalling came from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. It changed both the commercial and social outlook of the industry.
The commercial success of the railways was far from slow and the impact was nothing short of phenomenal. In fact, put simply, steam locomotives and the railways that carried them changed the world.
Booktopia uses the best quality packing material to protect items for the journey from our Sydney Distribution Centre to our customers, with the intention that they arrive in the same condition they left our Distribution Centre.
Your order will ship within 2 business days
Booktopia uses Australia Post for deliveries throughout Australia. Australia Post will leave the parcel unattended only if it's safe to do so, and take a photo as Proof of Delivery. Please note higher value deliveries may require a signature on receipt.
If there is no-one at home to provide a signature, the delivery person will leave a notification card and you may also receive an email letting you know where your parcel is.