An often overlooked railway subject

My latest completed proofreading project for Pen & Sword Books was a manuscript entitled ‘The Early Days of Railway Tunnels’. Written by Hubert Pragnell, the story was an overview of the history of a cross-section of the earliest and most famous railway tunnels completed in Britain up to 1870. It was a non-technical overview of items that are somewhat overlooked in the railway story, but which have contributed greatly to the success of the domestic network. Subjects such as landowner opposition to their building, passenger reaction and some of the myths and legends that have grown up around tunnels were looked at. A fascinating collection of pictures, paintings and drawings gave life to the fascinating text. An unusual but worthy addition to many a bookshelf.

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