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Early British railway tunnels : the implications for planners, landowners and passengers between 1830 and 1870

  title={Early British railway tunnels : the implications for planners, landowners and passengers between 1830 and 1870},
  author={H. Pragnell},
Of the many fears of early railway travellers, speed and a journey through a dark tunnel were among the greatest. This thesis looks at railway tunnels and their place in the minds of travellers, landowners, engineers and navvies, writers, journalists and artists, during the pioneering days of railway development up to 1870. Although tunnels and tunnelling occupy an important place in engineering literature they have been neglected by social historians. The intention of this thesis is to… Expand

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