The Willing Servant: A History of the Steam Locomotive
- Publish Date: 2004-01-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: David Ross
The history of the locomotive is long and complicated, and from the small locomotive designed by Richard Trevithick in 1804 grew some of the most powerful objects to move on land. Taking us through the last 200 years, David Ross tells not just the story of the steam engine but also of its effects on mankind. From small beginnings, the railway locomotive was responsible for the speed of industrialization in many countries, for commuting, for tourism, for industrial progress in all fields, and for making the people of the world a transient workforce.