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Download Fire & Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (58 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christian Wolmar Narrator: Christian Wolmar Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Michael Moseley | 3/1/2013

    " An interesting history of the UK Steam railways "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lee | 5/22/2012

    " Not a book just for the train-spotter, but one that brings the railways into a modern context - placing the railways in Britain into its contemporary socio-economic position. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gillian Ferret | 1/18/2012

    " A nice condensed history of the Railways - up to nearly now! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Suzammah | 6/28/2010

    " An easy-reading whizz through the history of the British railway. Some nice nuggets but nothing groundbreaking; it's pre-British Rail history is better researched and written about than the latter half of the 20C. "

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