This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England.
Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 50 b&w illus
- Publisher: Head of Zeus
- Publication Date: 21/05/2015
- Category: British & Irish history
- ISBN: 9781784082321