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The Victorian Obsession with Railways
« on: September 08, 2021, 02:03:23 am »
Michael Buerk, host of Absolute History, explores the effect that the burgeoning rail network had on Victorian Britain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJDjfkP7Zp0
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Re: The Victorian Obsession with Railways
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2021, 10:05:01 pm »
Unfortunately the video does not seem to be available in the UK. However, anyone with access to the UK's Channel 5 catch-up service could access Ian Hisplop's recent Trains That Changed the World. It's worth catching the first episode just to see Flying Scotsman's dynamometer car (definitely designed by a Steampunk!)

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Re: The Victorian Obsession with Railways
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 11:54:07 pm »
Not sure if this should be here? :-  Barmouth Bridge: 'Trigger's broom' bridge to get £30m upgrade.


MOD EDIT: I'd say this is as good a place for it as any. :)
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Re: The Victorian Obsession with Railways
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2021, 04:54:42 pm »
Not sure if this should be here? :-  Barmouth Bridge: 'Trigger's broom' bridge to get £30m upgrade.


MOD EDIT: I'd say this is as good a place for it as any. :)

It says a lot for Victorian engineering that bits of the structure can be removed when damaged, and replaced when necessary, without the need to close the structure for an extended period of time. 

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Re: The Victorian Obsession with Railways
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2021, 05:30:30 pm »
Not sure if this should be here? :-  Barmouth Bridge: 'Trigger's broom' bridge to get £30m upgrade.


MOD EDIT: I'd say this is as good a place for it as any. :)

It says a lot for Victorian engineering that bits of the structure can be removed when damaged, and replaced when necessary, without the need to close the structure for an extended period of time.  

Real shame, that they're not going to repair the drawbridge/swingbridge.  :(