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Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
Early Railways
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » History of things
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.