Life on the Railway

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This title documents the lives of those who worked on the railways in the golden age of steam, the latter part of the 19th century.
On Christmas Eve 1801, Cornish mining engineer Richard Trevithick tested the first steam locomotive on the road. Though it was short-lived, exploding four days later, this was the beginning of the railway age in Britain.

By the end of the 18th century, there was a considerable number of railways across Britain with well established steam engines. This informative guide tells the story of these railways, beginning with the pioneers of locomotive engines and the navvies who built the railways themselves.

A must for anyone interested in the history of the railways, industrial Britain and travel, this informative guide explores the lives of those on the railway. Train guards, station staff and passengers are all touched on, as well as underground railways and tragic rail disasters. Colour photographs and illustrations bring the golden age of rail in Britain to life.

Includes a list of places to visit which specialize in railways, as well as a glossary of the key terms in the book.
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Weight 0.000000
Author Burton Anthony
Availability IP
Department Transport
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781841654133
Pages 32
Published 14/02/2013
Publisher Pitkin
Section Transport
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