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John Charles

John Charles (Paperback)

By Belton, Brian
By Lewis, Peter

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This book presents a look at one of the first major railway disasters in Britain, the fall of the Dee bridge in May 1847, which occurred just outside Chester with the loss of five lives. The main line from Holyhead to Chester had only been opened six months before, and the chief ...engineer Robert Stephenson was slated nationally (almost being accused of manslaughter) as his cast-iron bridge had failed so catastrophically. Luckily, only a local train was passing and so few lives were lost. Full of detailed technical insight and illustrated with a wealth of contemporary material, this informative book will be of great use for engineering students and historians, as the Dee bridge is an often cited case study of bridge failure along with the Tay and Tacoma Narrows bridges. It will also appeal to interested locals, and railway enthusiasts.
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ISBN 9780752442662
Released NZ Not specified
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Format Paperback
Available for pre-order, ships once released

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ISBN-13 9780752442662
Stock Available
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher The History Press Ltd
Imprint The History Press Ltd
Released Not specified
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Belton, Brian
By Lewis, Peter
Category Industrial History
Railway Technology & Engineering
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 172mm
Height: 288mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 624.20942714
Weight 560g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade