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The Great Western Railway : how it grew, Ken Gibbs

Label
The Great Western Railway : how it grew
Title
The Great Western Railway
Title remainder
how it grew
Statement of responsibility
Ken Gibbs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ken Gibbs traces the history of the Great Western Railway from its beginnings in 1833, through its expansion and finally to nationalisation in 1947.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Gibbs, Ken
Dewey number
385.0942
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HE3020
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Great Western Railway (Great Britain)
  • Railroads
  • Transport
Summary expansion
The Great Western Railway (GWR) was founded in 1833 and would connect London to the West. It was engineered by the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was known to many as 'God's Wonderful Railway'. Here is the story of how it grew. Ken Gibbs traces the GWR's history from the very beginning. He describes the canals that existed in the approximate area eventually covered by the Great Western Railway, and their fate as the railway developed. He then examines the tramroads and plateways that existed in the area fed by the canals, the mining, quarrying, iron working, and commercial interests as the Industrial Revolution spread, accompanied by the Great Western Railway. The final section looks at the only real opposition to the Great Western: the existing and new railway companies that became targets for takeover as the Great Western expanded its hold and its territory. With Nationalisation in 1947, the GWR's independence ended. All the struggles with canals, plateways, tramroads and other railway companies were now confined to the history books and the memories of the reducing numbers who knew the Great Western Railway as it was at the height of the steam years
Label
The Great Western Railway : how it grew, Ken Gibbs
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
BDZ0012905124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Isbn
9781445604503
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The Great Western Railway : how it grew, Ken Gibbs
Publication
Control code
BDZ0012905124
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
155 p.
Isbn
9781445604503
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps

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