oldpway.info Details of:
|Status||oldpway has copy, in copyright|
|Availability||Not on-line. Out of print, hard to buy secondhand|
|Published by||Railway & Canal Historical Society (RCHS), Oxford, 2003|
|Description||Substantially revised edition, with additional material, of Marshall_1978. Short biographies of most significant railway engineers, from all round the world. Includes many civil engineers and index linking companies and people.|
|Other editions||1st edition Marshall_1978|
This 2nd edition is better than the 1st edition,
Marshall_1978, but is much harder to buy.
2nd edition has fewer pages but more information, by using smaller print.
Contains many useful scraps of information including:
p.10: Roman Abt invented his rack rail system and patented it in 1882.
p.11: William Bridges Adams took out a patent for a rail fish plate in May 1847. He was author of "Railways and Permanent Way, 1854" and "Roads and Rails, 1862".
p.173: Thomas Summerson and Harris patented a rail chair with a cushion under the rail. Summerson designed the first wrought iron crossing and made a speciality of its manufacture.