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Fire and Steam

Christian Wolmar
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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge.

From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

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Edition Details
Author Christian Wolmar
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Atlantic Books
Year Published 2008-05-01
Number of Pages 384
ISBN 13 9781843546306
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