Early RailwaysSeries: Age of Engineering, Book 2By Ciamar PriceThis 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.MoreThis e-book consists of two short essays - introductions to their topics originally written for school use.The Surrey Iron Railway, the first public railway in the world. Predating commercial steam engines, it was horse-drawn and made from cast-iron instead of steel. Rendered obsolete by the advent of steam engines, the route it ran through is still in use.The South Devon Railway, driven by atmospheric pressure instead of standard steam engines or horses. A brief overview of the North Star, built by Sir Daniel Gooch and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the first Broad Gauge engine which eventually outlived the broad gauge network and was the last surviving broad gauge engine.In addition, four other famous steam engines are mentioned at the back as ideas for class projects or personal research.oldsw.showLongDescription();Download: epub mobi(Kindle) pdfmore Online Reader rtf lrf pdb txtoldsw.makeMoreFormatsWork('#userContentSwitcherPill', '#userContentContentPill');Price: Free!USD Add to LibraryCreate WidgetSeries: Age of Engineering, Book 2Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » RailroadsCategory: Nonfiction » History » History of thingsPublished byRagged Angel LtdPublished: Jan. 13, 2011Words: 4,220Language: EnglishTags:historyteachingrailroadlocomotivevictoriansteampunkengineeringbritaintrainsindustrialrailwaysteam engineindustrial revolutionbrunelisambard kingdom brunelsteam enginesrailwaysatmospheric railwayhorsedrawn railwayfamous steam enginesAbout Ciamar Price"History is about stories. I find them fascinating but many books can be very dry, so I try to focus on the story, the people and the challenges. These are written as introductions. Entire books could be (and have been) written on these topics, so if one of my essays piques your interest, there are many more resources out there to tell the whole story with far more detail." C.PriceLearn more about Ciamar PriceTweetShare on Google+thumb " style="float:left;">

– Early Railways –

by Ciamar Price

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.

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