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The world the railways made

Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: London : Head of Zeus, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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From 1825, when the first passenger service linked Stockton and Darlington to the outbreak of World War I, Nicholas Faith's book presents a compelling journey through the first century of rail, introducing visionaries, engineers, surveyors, speculators, financiers and navvies - the heroes and the rogues of the mechanical revolution that turned the world upside down.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Faith
ISBN: 9781781858363 1781858365
OCLC Number: 877846805
Description: 422 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Nicholas Faith ; with an introduction from Christian Wolmar.

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A new edition of THE classic history of rail: how the 'Iron Road' turned the world upside down.  Read more...

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'The story of rail travel is two-sided - on the one hand, a tale of extraordinary feats of engineering and design and, on the other, one of changing passenger experiences' TLS.

 
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