The Tay Bridge Disaster: New Light on the 1879 Tragedy -::- John Thomas

The Tay Bridge Disaster: New Light on the 1879 Tragedy -::- John Thomas lands on the shelves of my shop.

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1972, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Diagrams;

From the cover: The Tay Bridge Disaster occurred nearly a century ago, yet no other railway accident has made so deep or so lasting an impression on the public mind.

On the evening of 28 December 1879, in a great storm, a train plunged into the Firth of Tay when the bridge collapsed. All the 75 passengers and crew were killed, and only a few bodies were later recovered yet the locomotive was salvaged in surprisingly good repair, and worked anoth…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 208 pages. Index. Bibliography. 8¾” x 5½”.


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