By Christian Wolmar

ISBN-10: 0753156849

ISBN-13: 9780753156841

ISBN-10: 1407905074

ISBN-13: 9781407905075

ISBN-10: 1843546299

ISBN-13: 9781843546290

Now in paperback, Fire and Steam tells the dramatic tale of the folk and occasions that formed the world's first railway community, some of the most outstanding engineering achievements in background. the hole of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the start of the railways' important function in altering the face of england. Fire and Steam celebrates the imaginative and prescient and resolution of the bold Victorian pioneers who constructed this progressive delivery method and the navvies who reduce throughout the land to permit a country-wide community to emerge. the increase of the steam educate allowed items and folks to circulation round Britain as by no means sooner than, stimulating the expansion of cities and undefined, besides a number of the elements of recent lifestyles, from fish and chips to specialist soccer. From the early days of steam to electrification, through the railways' superb contribution in global wars, the checkered historical past of British Rail, and the buoyant way forward for the educate, Fire and Steam examines the social and reasonably priced significance of the railway and the way it helped to shape the england of today.

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