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Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain - Christian Wolmar
Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain
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Tells the story of the people and events that shaped the world's first railway network, an impressive engineering achievement in history. This book celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through... show more
Tells the story of the people and events that shaped the world's first railway network, an impressive engineering achievement in history. This book celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781843546290 (1843546299)
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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4.0 A passionate history of Britain’s railways
Few inventions did more to change life in Britain than the railways. Since the establishment of the first steam-powered lines in the early 19th century, they demolished locality, lowered the cost of goods, and made cheap travel a reality for millions of Britons. Yet as Christian Wolmar shows, this...
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