Saturday, 26 April 2014

Great Engineers - J F Layson - Published 1890

Joan Hackworth Weir had a copy of this book - Great Engineers by J F Layson in her collection in which there are chapters on George and Robert Stephenson and other railway engineers including Timothy Hackworth. the contents are included here. Although I can find no published date inside the book, and Amazon and other book stores on the internet are equally unsure of the publish date, i found it to be 1890, according to this site here - in the margin.

It's not entirely on railway engineers of course and contains chapters on George stephenson, Robert Stephenson, Richard Trevithick, William Hedley, Timothy Hackworth, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Sir William Fairburn, Lord Armstrong, Gustave Eiffel, Sir John Fowler, Sir Benjamin Baker, Sir William Arrol, The Fourth Bridge.

Here are some of the graphics and the chapter on Timothy Hackworth  will appear in  the next post -

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