THE VICTORIAN RAILWAY

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The Victorian Railway

Author : Jack Simmons
ISBN : 0500288100
Genre : Railroads
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The railway was the creation in some ways the archetypal creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the whole social and intellectual fabric of Britain, affected Victorian thought and language, figured in the literature of the age, inspired artists, transformed communications and expanded the horizons of ordinary folk. This absorbing book looks at every aspect of the railway in Victorian times from the origins and initial construction to the spreading impact on the nation; from engineers and financiers to the effect on leisure and the environment. This is a story that is not only enthralling in its own right but also fundamental to an understanding of British history and the nature of Britain today.
Category: Railroads

Working On The Victorian Railway

Author : Anthony Dawson
ISBN : 9781445665238
Genre : Transportation
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A fascinating insight into what it was like to work on the world's first railways.
Category: Transportation

Travelling On The Victorian Railway

Author : Anthony Dawson
ISBN : 9781445667751
Genre : Transportation
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This book hopes to explore the experiences of these pioneer railway travellers, from the first railway stations and railway carriages to the hazards of the journey itself.
Category: Transportation

Locomotives Of The Victorian Railway

Author : Anthony Dawson
ISBN : 9781445677620
Genre : Transportation
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Anthony Dawson looks at some of the iconic, trailblazing locomotives that helped shape British railway history.
Category: Transportation

Dangerous Days On The Victorian Railways

Author : Terry Deary
ISBN : 9780297870593
Genre : History
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The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . . Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive' and enjoyed their fame and fortune, safety on the rails was not their priority. Brakes were seen as a needless luxury and boilers had an inconvenient tendency to overheat and explode, and in turn, blow up anyone in reach. Often recognised as having revolutionised travel and industrial Britain, Victorian railways were perilous. Disease, accidents and disasters accounted for thousands of deaths and many more injuries. While history has focused on the triumph of engineers, the victims of the Victorian railways had names, lives and families and they deserve to be remembered . . .
Category: History

Victorian Railways

Author : Victoria Department of Railways
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128530750
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Life On The Victorian Railways

Author : Nick Anchen
ISBN : 0980764084
Genre : Railroads
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The Victorian Railways of old was far more than just a transport business - it was a great railway family, where employees were treated as valued members of the organisation. Life on the Victorian Railways explores a bygone era, through the recollections and humorous stories of a selection of railwaymen who performed a variety of roles, such as Lad Labourer, Junior Clerk, Engine Cleaner, Steam Fitter, Train Guard, Passenger Train Conductor, Ticket Examiner, Station Master, Train Controller and District Superintendent.From the grimy North Melbourne Locomotive Depot to the glamorous Southern Aurora express train, dedicated railwaymen and women across the state carried out their often unseen duties, and contributed to the day-to-day operations of the grand, traditional old 'VR' - that proud institution now consigned to the pages of history.
Category: Railroads