Rainhill Men: Railway Pioneers

Rainhill Men: Railway Pioneers






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Rainhill Men: Railway Pioneers by Anthony Dawson.

George and Robert Stephenson are well known names in the canon of railway history. Henry Booth (who designed Rocket's boiler)  was the world's first railway manager and was instrumental in the adoption of Greenwich Mean Time. Timothy Hackworth, the Methodist engine-wright from Shildon, established his own engineering firm, which built one of the first locomotives to run in Russia. Although his locomotive Novelty was a failure, John Ericsson found fame as the designer of the USS Monitor. This book seeks to explore the social history of the Rainhill Trials, who these engineers were and the times they lived and worked in. 

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Format: Paperback, 96 pages

Dimensions: 16.5 x 23.3 x 0.8cm

Publisher: Amberley Books

ISBN: 9781445698441

 

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