Waterways & Railways between Thames and Severn tour handbook


STEAM – the Museum of the Great Western Railway, Swindon, Wiltshire

Left:  Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol

Detailed, illustrated, 72-page handbook of the 2012 ‘Waterways & Railways between Thames and Severn’ tour, giving background information about the locations in the itinerary for individual exploration and further reading.

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Sapperton Tunnel, Thames & Severn Canal, Gloucestershire: Coates Portal

Linking London with Bristol challenged the greatest engineers of the canal and railway ages.

The protracted construction of the Stroudwater Navigation and the Thames & Severn Canal was one of a significant early attempt to provide a transport alternative to coastal shipping, and the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal is an example of a ship canal bringing vessels to an inland port by avoiding a difficult river passage.  John Rennie’s work on the Kennet & Avon Canal and Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s engineering of the Great Western Railway are major monuments of industrial history.

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