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The Rainhill Trails
McGowan, Christopher
Little Brown
ISBN 10: 0316724807
ISBN 13: 9780316724807

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The Rainhill Trails
McGowan, Christopher      
ISBN: 0316724807
Little Brown London, England 2004 First Edition  Hard Cover 380 pages b/w illustrations  Very Good/Good
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 013851
Bookseller: Train World Pty Ltd  
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The Rainhill Trials: The Greatest Contest of Industrial Britain and the Birth of Commerical Rail
McGowan, Christopher      
ISBN: 0316724807
Little,Brown London, UK 2004 First Edition  Hard Cover 380 Pages with Black/White Illustrations and Line Drawings. Early on the morning of Tuesday 6 October 1829, a crowd of ten thousand spectators gathered at Rainhill, a small hamlet on the outskirts of Liverpool. They had come to witness the most remarkable event of the Industrial Age. The Trials were a fiercely competitive tournament and the prize for the winner was the lucrative contract for the Liverpool and Manchester railway. THE RAINHILL TRIALS describes the highs and lows of each contestant, whether it be the eventual winner, Stephenson's Rocket or the people's favourite, Novelty, and relives the incredible tensions of the trials. Christoher McGowan also gives us the background to the development of these stunning new technologies and includes lively pen-portraits of the engineers themselves - remarkable men who built remarkable machines in a remarkable age.  Very Good/Good
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 021398
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