Isambard Kingdom Brunel (Pen & Sword)

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By Robin Jones. Isambard Kingdom Brunel was one of the greatest engineers of the nineteenth century. Although his name is synonymous with the Great Western Railway, his achievements in design and construction cover a much larger portfolio.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel tells the story of the great engineer, with particular emphasis on the buildings, bridges, tunnels and other items of railway infrastructure that he built. His well-known structures, such as the magnificent Paddington Station, The Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash and the ground-breaking Clifton Suspension Bridge are all examined, as well as less-frequently covered structures including the Bristol & Exeter Railway station at Bridgwater and the Wilts, Somerset & Weymouth Railway booking office at Bradford-upon-Avon.

Brunel’s foray into locomotive design is also examined, including the broad gauge behemoths and the atmospheric railway in Devon, and there is a brief account of his famous steam ships.

The book is well illustrated with over 150 black & white photographs, many illustrating structures that are still in everyday use. 224 pages.

Special Note: This book is a 2020 reprint in revised format of a work first published under the Mortons Media Group imprint in 2006.

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