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Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

(2014)
(The second book in the Dangerous Days series)
A novel by

 
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... An easy, funny and enjoyable read telling the terrible truth behind the history of our railways. This paperback book has 276 pages and measures: 19.7 x 12.7 x 2.2cm.

 
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Hardback Editions

May 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 0-297-87058-0 / 978-0-297-87058-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots
Author(s): Terry Deary
ISBN: 1-78022-636-5 / 978-1-78022-636-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways: Feuds, Frauds, Robberies and Riots
Author(s): Terry Deary
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
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