Death, Dynamite & Disaster : A Grisly British Railway History
A safe mode of transport today, the railways were far from vehicles of sleepy commute when they first came into service; indeed, accidents were commonplace and sometimes were a result of something far more sinister. In this fresh approach to railway history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim and grisly railway past. These horrible happenings include memorable disasters and accidents, the lack of burial grounds for London's dead, leading to the `Necropolis Railway', the gruesome necessity of digging up the dead to accommodate the railways and how the discovery of dynamite gave rise to the `Dynamite Wars' on the London Underground in the 1880s and 1890s. Join Rosa as she treads carefully through the fascinating gruesome history of Britain's railways.
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 134 x 200 x 20mm | 220g
- 05 May 2014
- The History Press Ltd
- Stroud, United Kingdom
- 30 Illustrations, black and white
About Rosa Matheson
Rosa Matheson is Swindon's best-known railway author who is a long-time enthusiast of Swindon Works, Great Western Railway (GWR), and women's railway history. She is the author of Apprenticeship and Training in GWR's Swindon Works, The Fair Sex: Women and the GWR, The GWR Story, and TRIP: The Annual Holiday for GWR's Swindon Works.