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The Resource Terror in the tunnels : Britain's dangerous railway history, Rosa Matheson

Terror in the tunnels : Britain's dangerous railway history, Rosa Matheson

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Terror in the tunnels : Britain's dangerous railway history
Title
Terror in the tunnels
Title remainder
Britain's dangerous railway history
Statement of responsibility
Rosa Matheson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The exciting early days of the railways were tempered with danger, as the Victorian concept of health and safety was rather different to ours. Going 'into the dark' was a frightening experience and tunneling under the ground and under water was a death-defying activity in nineteenth-century Britain - many workers and travellers paid the ultimate price. Flooding, collapses and explosions, as well as malodorous air and illness, were just some of the challenges workers faced in order to make tunnels passable. In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain's well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Matheson, Rosa Marie
Dewey number
  • 363.1'196251'0094109034
  • 363.1'22'0941
  • 363.1220941
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Industrial accidents
  • Railroad tunnels
  • Railroad engineering
  • Railroads
  • Industry
Label
Terror in the tunnels : Britain's dangerous railway history, Rosa Matheson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750969963
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780750969963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
Label
Terror in the tunnels : Britain's dangerous railway history, Rosa Matheson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780750969963
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780750969963
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)

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