Great Western Railway Gallery

A Pictorial Journey Through Time

Laurence Waters

It could be agued that the great Western or 'Gods' Wonderful Railway' was for many years the most famous railway in England. Much of the railway that we see today was the work of probably one of the greatest engineers of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Date Published :
April 2019
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Series :
Railway Gallery
Illustration :
200 color & black and white illustrations and system maps
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781526707031
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 11 X 8.5 inches
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$60.00

Overview
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It could be argued that the great Western or 'Gods' Wonderful Railway' was for many years the most famous railway in England. Much of the railway that we see today was the work of one of the greatest engineers of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The company was also served by locomotive engineers such as Gooch, Armstrong, Churchward, Collett and Hawksworth, who produced a series of locomotives that were well designed, elegant and powerful.

Serving many holiday resorts of the south west, with trains such as 'The Cornish Riviera Express,' the publicity department exploited to great effect that the 'Great Western' was the 'Holiday Line.' It is probably true to say that in the years before the Second World War the company was producing some of the most effective publicity material in England.

Using previously unpublished material from the extensive 'Great Western Trust' collection at Didcot Railway Centre, the book illustrates in both black and white and color many facets that made the Great Western 'Great"

About The Author
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A retired professional photographer and photography teacher, Laurence Waters has written or contributed as co-author to numerous books on local history subjects. He has an Oxford University Diploma in English Local History. His main interest, however, is the Great Western Railway and over the years he has written a number of books on the subject. Laurence is currently the Honorary Photo Archivist of the Great Western Trust at the Didcot Railway Centre.

REVIEWS
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A Pictorial Journey Through Time" by retired professional photographer and photography teacher Laurence Waters wonderfully and informatively illustrates in both black and white and color many facets that made the Great Western 'Great'.”

- Midwest Book Review

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