4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source

'It had always struck me that, despite its overwhelming importance in the story of mankind, far too little attention had been paid to the Industrial Revolution in literature and art . . . I conceived the idea of concentrating a number of actual historical happenings in the English Midlands upon one imaginary industrial town . . . from the days of the first monastic mill on the river to the present day when an atomic research establishment on the outskirts of a huge blackened town struck a new apocalyptic note . . . I called my imaginary town Winterstoke.' Tom Rolt, writing in 1972 L. T. C. ('Tom') Rolt (1919-74) was a famed pioneer in the preservation of Britain's canal networks and railways, a biographer of the great civil engineers, and a forerunner of our current green movement. Winterstoke (1952), arguably his most visionary work, is reissued here with a new introduction featuring his widow Sonia and son Tim.... and numerous short connections were laid in to pits, engine houses and workshops so that in all there were nearly ten miles ... So surely were the wagons guided by the flanges of this iron way and so much more smoothly did they run that a ... but if a locomotive was built on the lines of that engineera#39;s famous Pennydarran engine it vanished without leaving a trace ... so high for those days as to seem positively lethal was considered too fantastic and too dangerous for everyday use.

Author: L.T.C. Rolt
Publisher:Faber & Faber - 2015-06-25

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.

Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA