Building a Railway (Bourne to Saxby)

by Stewart Squires & Ken Rhodes

A slim but large volume detailing the building a Victorian railway. The advantages of the book about this line is that by being built in the 1890s it was recorded in detail by photographs and this is a record of it being built. Technically it was an M&GNR line, but was the culmination of the complicated railways built in the Essendine area.

An interesting read that gives some good details about construction techniques, particularly in the late Victorian period – well worth reading if the civil engineering side of railways is your thing, if you are interested in the railways in this part of the world, or your interest spans into the M&GNR. It is a little light on the political side of events and not a Grinling or a Wrottesley style of read, but good nonetheless.

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