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The Railway Navvies Terry Coleman

The Railway Navvies

Terry Coleman

Published January 15th 2015
ISBN : 9781784082321
Hardcover
256 pages
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This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England.Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchicMoreThis is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England.Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.