The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways

The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men who Made the Railways

Terry Coleman


First released through Hutchinson 1965
Book membership affiliates 1966
Pelican Books 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1976
Penguin Books 1981, 1986
Pimlico, 2000

This is the definitive tale of the boys who equipped the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their approach throughout nineteenth-century England.

Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite persevered perils and failures, and carved out of the English geographical region an industrial-age structure unprecedented in grandeur and audacity because the construction of the cathedrals.

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