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- DescriptionThe London & Birmingham Railway was the first major line in Britain and it was the greatest achievement of its engineer, Robert Stephenson, the man who, together with his father George, had set the age of the railway in motion with their pioneering achievements. The route presented a number of significant challenges, starting with the Camden Incline leading out of Euston up to the Primrose Hill Tunnel, followed by a number of other works including the Watford Tunnel, the Tring Cutting, Wolverton Viaduct and the toriously troublesome Kilsby Tunnel. It is the first section of today's West Coast Main Line. 'Seldom has the gigantic intellect of man been employed upon a work of greater utility.' Punch, in praise of Bradshaw's publications. Bradshaw's guide was published in 1863, t that long after most of the railway network had been completed. It gives the reader a unique insight into the world of the Victorian railways and goes beyond the engineering aspects to record the sights to be seen in the towns and cities encountered along the way. John and Jay Christopher present Bradshaw's original text accompanied by contemporary images and many new colour photographs of the same journey today.
- Author BiographyThe supplementary text on the London to Birmingham line is provided by rail expert and series editor John Christopher, together with his son Jay Christopher.
- Author(s)Jay Christopher,John Christopher
- PublisherAmberley Publishing
- Date of Publication15/06/2014
- SubjectRoad & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
- Series TitleBradshaw's Guides
- Series Part/Volume Number9
- Place of PublicationChalford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAmberley Publishing
- Content Noteillustrations
- Width165 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine9 mm
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