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Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance John Christopher

Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance By John Christopher

Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance by John Christopher


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Author John Christopher presents the first of Bradshaw's original account journey from Paddington to Penzance.

Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance Summary

Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance: Volume 1 by John Christopher

Brunel and Bradshaw were close contemporaries. One became Britain's most celebrated engineer, driving his iron rails across the country from London to the tip of Cornwall, while the other brought the experience of rail travel to the masses through his timetables and guide books. Although the GWR had opened in 1840, the through journey to Penzance had only become possible with the completion of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash in 1859, the year of Brunel's death. 'Bradshaw's Guides were invaluable in their time and they provide the modern-day reader with a fascinating insight into the nineteenth century rail traveller's experience.' Bradshaw's guide was published very shortly after the line opened. It gives the reader a unique insight into the new world of the Victorian railways and goes beyond the engineering aspects of the line to record the sights to be seen in the towns and cities encountered along the route. Brunel expert John Christopher presents Bradshaw's original account as a continuous journey from Paddington to Penzance. The text is accompanied by contemporary images as well as many new colour photographs of the same journey today.

About John Christopher

John Christopher has written and edited a number of books on Engineering, Military History and Railway and Road Transport, specializing in the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel and being the series editor for Amberley's Bradshaw's Guides series. He has also appeared in Michael Portillo's Great British Railway Journeys television series. In between writing books, he is a balloon pilot and Land Rover fan. He lives in Gloucestershire.

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GOR007302178
9781445621593
1445621592
Bradshaw's Guide Brunel's Railways Paddington to Penzance: Volume 1 by John Christopher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amberley Publishing
20131015
96
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