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Publisher Description

The opening of the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railway network's vital role in changing the face of Britain.

Fire & Steam celebrates the vision of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide railway 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 & Steam examines the importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
CW
Christian Wolmar
LENGTH
12:50
hr min
RELEASED
2008
August 12
PUBLISHER
ISIS Audio Books
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
655.1
MB

Customer Reviews

Rutland Jim ,

A great listen

I'm not a railway anorak and came across this by surprise. It's interesting, entertaining and great history. I really enjoyed it. Helped while away a good few hours in the car.

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