Brunel's Big Railway

Creation of the Great Western Railway

Robin Jones

Robin Jones' history of the Great Western Railway line and its founding father.
Date Published :
March 2021
Publisher :
Mortons Books
Illustration :
60 drawings and photos
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Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781911658191
Pages : 250
Dimensions : 9.5 X 6.5 inches
Stock Status : Not Yet Published. Available for Pre-Order


Engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s Great Western Railway was not only bigger, wider and faster than any other of its day, but linked London to New York via his great steamships from Bristol. His unique broad gauge ‘super railway’ also connected Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, and for decades was one of the wonders of the world. More than two centuries on, many of his historic structures along the route have been given listed building protection so future generations can admire and enjoy them. This book looks at the history of the railway from London to Bristol and Brunel’s Great Western legacy that was to lead the company to even dizzier heights.

About The Author

Robin Jones is the founding editor of Heritage Railway magazine, a monthly title devoted to railway preservation. A railway enthusiast since his early years, he was taken trainspotting at Widney Manor station in Solihull - on the Western Region route from Birmingham Snow Hill to Leamington Spa - during the last years of British Railways steam locomotives. Robin has had many books published, on subjects ranging from railways to history and travel.