The Railway Navvies: A History of the Men Who Made the Railways -::- Terry Coleman lands on the shelves of my shop.
London: Hutchinson, 1965, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains: Black & white photographs; Tables; List of sources; Frontispiece;
From the cover: This is the history of the thousands of navvies of the railway age who, in less than eighty years, from 1822 onwards, built 20,000 miles of track with their picks and shovels. It is the story of their degrading and heroic work, of their shanty towns, their rioting, their women, and their violent deaths. They were banditti, the most ferocious and voracious r…
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded.
Navy Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8½” x 5¾”.