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The Railway Builders How Britain’s Railway Network Evolved

There are many books on railway history, but few publications on how railways were constructed. Railway Builders tells the remarkable story of how the promoters, engineers and contractors worked together to build the national network. It is also the story of the extraordinary army of men who did the hard, physical work – the railway navvies.

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These itinerant workers lived rough and were capable of immense feats of physical strength as they dug their way from one end of the country to the other.