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Early Railways, 1569-1830 (Shire Library)

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To many people, the history of the railway begins with the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830. By that time, however, the concept of the railway in Britain was already over 250 years old, a fascinating but little-known period of experimentation, improvement and invention which included such remarkable features as an Elizabethan 'Scalextric', an early 'JCB' and an engine fitted with steam-powered legs. Innovations such as iron rails, inclines and the pioneering locomotives were gradually introduced, so that by 1830 the basic principles of the modern railway were already in place. Never again would the industry see such fundamental development; indeed, today both Britain and North America still use what is essentially a Georgian railway.

About the Author

Andy Guy is a former researcher at Beamish museum and an expert of the early railways of North-East England. He is the author of 'Steam and Speed: Railways of Tyne and Wear from the Earliest Days'.

Jim Rees is a former Curator of Rail Vehicles at the National Railway Museum, York, and is now Special Projects Manager at Beamish, The North of England Open-Air Museum. He is an expert on early railways and is co-editor (with Andy Guy) of 'Early Railways'.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747808114
Author:
Guy, Andy
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Author:
Rees, Jim
Subject:
Railroads - History
Subject:
Railroads - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
612
Publication Date:
20110531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 MONO; 40 COL
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.91 x 0.2 in 0.3 lb

Related Subjects

Engineering » Engineering » History
History and Social Science » World History » General
Transportation » Railroads » General
Transportation » Railroads » World

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