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Old Book – Story Of The Life Of George Stephenson 1863

Title- The Story Of The Life Of George Stephenson

Author- Samuel Smiles

Publishers – John Murray, London

Year – 1863

Pages – 356 pages, including illustrations

Dimension – 7 x 5 inch

A nice biography of  George Stephenson acclaimed as the “Father of Railways.” He was the great British locomotive inventor. Instrumental in introducing the railways to India. He was among the first directors of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company. Initially, rail transport was not received enthusiastically in England or India.

Since India was a vast country cotton export was catching up fast. It slowly dawned on the colonial rulers that railways would be a great help in transporting cotton from the deep interiors. ‘Stephenson gauge’ was the standard rail gauge 4 feet 8 12 inches (1.435 m). Read more- George Stephenson (1781-1848). The book although in poor condition made worse by sloppy patchwork with tape. But nevertheless a bit hard to find.

From the collection- Drawing Hiding The Taj Mahal WW2.,  Antique 1865 Photo of Life In British Era., Ooty Gudalur Road Eucalyptus Trees – Old Postcard 1920s., Rare Vintage Book – Madras The Birth Place Of British India., The Outskirts Of Delhi Jama Masjid – Old Print 1800s

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