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Brunels Big Railway - How the GWR stretched from Paddington to Penzance ... and New York! Robin Jones

Brunels Big Railway - How the GWR stretched from Paddington to Penzance ... and New York!

Robin Jones

Published April 17th 2013
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219 pages
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Engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway was not only bigger, wider and faster than any other of its day, but linked London to New York via his great steamships from Bristol.His unique broad gauge ‘super railway’ alsoMoreEngineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway was not only bigger, wider and faster than any other of its day, but linked London to New York via his great steamships from Bristol.His unique broad gauge ‘super railway’ also connected Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, and for decades was one of the wonders of the world.Now his original main line from London to Bristol is about to be electrified to cater for the demands of travellers two centuries on, and accordingly, many of his historic structures along the route have been given listed building protection so future generations can admire and enjoy them.This book looks at the history of the railway from London to Bristol and Brunel’s Great Western legacy that was to lead the company to even dizzier heights.This eBook may not contain every illustration used in our print or digital replica editions.