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Terror in the Tunnels

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The exciting early days of the railways were tempered with danger, as the Victorian concept of health and safety was rather different to ours. Going 'into the dark' was a frightening experience and tunneling under the ground and under water was a death-defying activity in nineteenth-century Britain - many workers and travellers paid the ultimate price. Flooding, collapses and explosions, as well as malodorous air and illness, were just some of the challenges workers faced in order to make tunnels passable. Even once the tunnels had been completed, accidents were still frequent, whether collisions, derailments or fires. In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain's well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their 'terror' led to a safer future.

Auteur

Dr Rosa Matheson is Swindon's best-known railway author. A long-time enthusiast of Swindon Works, GWR and women't railway history, she has a large collection of memorabilia and has written a number of books and articles on her pet topics. Her books include Death, Dynamite and Disaster: A Grisly Railway History, The GWR Story, Apprenticeship and Training in GWR's Swindon Works, TRIP: The Annual Holiday for GWR's Swindon Works, and The Fair Sex: Women and the GWR.

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Titre: Terror in the Tunnels
Sous-titre: Britain's Dangerous Railway History
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Code EAN: 9780750983099
ISBN: 978-0-7509-8309-9
Protection contre la copie numérique: Adobe DRM
Format: eBook (epub)
Editeur: The History Press
Genre: Véhicules, avions, bateaux, aéronautique
nombre de pages: 192
Parution: 04.05.2017
Année: 2017
Sous-titre: Englisch
Taille de fichier: 8.6 MB