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A new history of the railways in Britain

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books : [distributor] TBS The Book Service Ltd, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illustrated edView all editions and formats
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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 the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christian Wolmar
ISBN: 9781843546290 1843546299
OCLC Number: 852003235
Notes: Publisher63s recommended alternative: 9781407905075.
Target Audience: General (US: Trade).
Description: 384 pages : black and white, color, and plate ; 23 x 16 cm
Responsibility: Christian Wolmar.

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"'A masterful account.' Michael Binyon, The Times 'Wolmar is a Pullman among story-tellers.' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph"

 
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