The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways, Hardback Book

The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways Hardback

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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.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320 pages, 50 b&w illus
  • Publisher: Head of Zeus
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781784082321

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