The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways

The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways

Book Title: The Railway Navvies : A History of the Men who Made the Railways

Author: Seneca

Format: Hardback | 320 pages

Publication Date: 01 Jul 2015

ISBN-13: 9781784082321

This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England.

Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.