Pioneers of the Railway Revolution 1569-1860

Course Ref: C3745595
Date: 10 meetings on Tuesdays starting 06/10/2020. 10:00am - 11:30am
Venue: Online
Tutor: Richard Marks
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Fee: £48.00

The railways in Britain have been an essential piece of our history, underpinning the industrial revolution and social mobility, for over 200 years. Discover how the early pioneers began the rail revolution. Learn how the railways impacted on daily life and social mobility up to the late 19th century. Appreciate how setbacks and disasters were overcome through the use of new inventions to lay the foundations of the safe and fast network we take for granted today. We will look at the work of the founding fathers of the railways, the engineers, the railway barons and the politicians.

This course will be delivered online.

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Photo: Geoff Shephard Collection, Wikimedia Commons