Railways: A History in Drawings

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A compendium of magnificent engineering drawings that gives a unique overview of the history of the railways in Britain.

The advent of railways in Britain was a fundamental part of its economic and social revolution in the 19th century, with technical advances that were the envy of the world and chronicled from the beginning through meticulous drawings. Detailed plans were created of locomotives, carriages and wagons, as well as of stations, bridges and tunnels, to facilitate the manufacturing process and the maintenance of the rapidly expanding railway network.

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A compendium of magnificent engineering drawings that gives a unique overview of the history of the railways in Britain.

The advent of railways in Britain was a fundamental part of its economic and social revolution in the 19th century, with technical advances that were the envy of the world and chronicled from the beginning through meticulous drawings. Detailed plans were created of locomotives, carriages and wagons, as well as of stations, bridges and tunnels, to facilitate the manufacturing process and the maintenance of the rapidly expanding railway network.

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Hardback

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500203

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24.6 x 33.5 x 3.3cm

publisher

Thames and Hudson

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No other book I've seen has so explained the fundamentals of railway age design. A cornucopia of design conundrums skillfully resolved by an army of artificers.

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