Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The result of Rolt's careful investigation and study of verbatim reports and findings by H.M. Inspectorate of Railways, this book was the first work to record the history of British railway disasters. It covers every major accident between 1840 and 1957, and reveals the evolution of safety devices and methods which came to make the British railway carriage one of the safest ways of transport in the world. This new edition uses the 1966 revised edition -- the last produced by Rolt himself -- and combines this with a new selection of photographs. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: First published in 1955, and the result of Rolt's investigation and study of reports by H.M. Inspectorate of Railways, this book records the history of railway disasters, covering every major accident from 1840 to 1957 which resulted in a change in railway working practice. It reveals the evolution of safety devices and methods which came to make the British railway carriage one of the safest modes of transport in the world. This edition uses the last text produced by Rolt in 1966 and includes a new introduction by fellow railway historian Professor Jack Simmons.
About the Author: LTC Rolt trained as an engineer, but his fame rests on his classic biographies of Brunel, Telford, Trevithick and the Stephensons, his superb volumes of autobiography (Landscape with Machines, Landscapes with Canals, Landscape with Figures), his volumes of transport history, and on his account of a journey along the waterways of England, Narrow Boat. He founded the Inland Waterways Association, and was instrumental in encouraging interest in Britain's industrial heritage at Tal-y-llyn and elsewhere. He died in 1974.
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Thrupp - Stroud Sutton Publishing, 1998. Illustriert original-kartoniert; Gr. 8°; 287 (1) Seiten. Aus der Sammlung des bekannten Eisenbahningenieurs und Signalspezialisten Dieter Woigk. Gutes Exemplar. Sprache: Englischg 560 gr. Codice libro della libreria 29337
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Red for Danger: The Classic History of British Railway Disasters. Codice libro della libreria Amz5027862
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria P020750920475
Descrizione libro Sutton Pub Ltd, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0750920475