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Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways : Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots - Terry Deary

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots

Paperback Published: 28th July 2015
ISBN: 9781780226361
Number Of Pages: 224
For Ages: 18+ years old

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The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train ...Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive' and enjoyed their fame and fortune, safety on the rails was not their priority. Brakes were seen as a needless luxury and boilers had an inconvenient tendency to overheat and explode, and in turn, blow up anyone in reach. Often recognised as having revolutionised travel and industrial Britain, Victorian railways were perilous.

Disease, accidents and disasters accounted for thousands of deaths and many more injuries. While history has focused on the triumph of engineers, the victims of the Victorian railways had names, lives and families and they deserve to be remembered ...

About the Author

Terry Deary was born in Sunderland in 1946 and now lives in County Durham, where the Marsden family of the Tudor Chronicles live. Once an actor and a teacher of English and drama, he is one of Britain's bestselling children's authors, with over 140 books to his credit, including the phenomenally successful Horrible Histories.

Industry Reviews

Original, informative and quirky, the stories in this book linger in the memory. * GOOD BOOK GUIDE *
'an intriguing alternative history' -- B Lesle McDowell * SUNDAY HERALD *

ISBN: 9781780226361
ISBN-10: 1780226365
Series: Dangerous Days
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 28th July 2015
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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