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9781526707031

Great Western Railway Gallery

by Waters, Laurence Code: 55221 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 10/02/2019 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days Price: AU $79.99
It could be agued that the great Western or 'Gods' Wonderful Railway' was for many years the most famous railway in England. Much of the railway that we see today was the work of probably one of the greatest engineers of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The company was also served by locomotive engineers such as Gooch, Armstrong, Churchward, Collett and Hawksworth, who bewtween the produced a series of locomotives that were well designed, elegant and powerful. Serving many holiday resorts of the south west, with trains such as 'The Cornish Riviera Express', the publicity department exploited to great effect that the 'Great Western' was the 'Holiday Line'. It is probably true to say that in the years before the 2nd world war the company was producing some of the most effective publicity material in England. Using previously unpublished material from the extensive 'Great Western Trust' collection at Didcot Railway Centre, the book illustrates in both black and white and colour many facets that made the Great Western 'Great"
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Illustration: COLOUR SECTION(S)
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 10/02/2019
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 282mm X 216mm
Code: 55221