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The Ocean Railway By Stephen Fox,

  • Title: The Ocean Railway
  • Author: Stephen Fox
  • ISBN: 9780006532163
  • Page: 417
  • Format: Paperback
  • An epic social history of steamship travel from the nineteenth century to the Lusitania, the Mauretania and the Titanic The great transatlantic steamships became emblems of an age, of a Victorian audacity of spirit cathedrals to man s harnessing of new technology Through the innovations and designs of key engineers and shipping magnates Samuel Cunard, Isambard Kingdom BrAn epic social history of steamship travel from the nineteenth century to the Lusitania, the Mauretania and the Titanic The great transatlantic steamships became emblems of an age, of a Victorian audacity of spirit cathedrals to man s harnessing of new technology Through the innovations and designs of key engineers and shipping magnates Samuel Cunard, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Edward Knights Collins the largest movable objects in human history were created To the wealthy, steamships represented glamorous travel, but to most they offered cheap passage out of Europe to the New World At their peak, steamships delivered one million new Americans each year, transforming the world s oceans from barriers into highways In this fascinating history, Stephen Fox chronicles the tragedies that marked the evolution of the ocean liner, including the 1852 sinking of the Arctic, with the loss of 322 lives, and the early twentieth century losses of the Lusitania and the Titanic.
    The Ocean Railway An epic social history of steamship travel from the nineteenth century to the Lusitania the Mauretania and the Titanic The great transatlantic steamships became emblems of an age of a Victorian auda

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    1. Terrific, ticks all the boxes for me, history, transport, engineering etc.Well written and exhaustively researched held my attention almost all the way through except for some of chapter 14, Anglo Americans, which induced a hint of mild tedium, only a hint mind you.Why do publishers give a book one name in the USA and another in the UK Transatlantic should have sufficed for all editions in English but instead we have The Ocean Railway in the UK, perhaps it is a nod to Brunel and his Great Wester [...]

    2. Absorbing narrative of an age now long gone when trans Atlantic passenger ships were once the fashionable way to travel The dangers of this transport, particularly in the pre and early steamship era are graphically set out showing that the Titanic disaster which is only mentioned in passing was actually only one of many loses This book provides informed coverage of an aspect of modern history which is generally neglected.

    3. An absorbing story which has taught me a lot about a subject I thought i knew reasonably well A great read for anyone remotely interested in 19th century engineering and the rapid pace of change.

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