Author:   Jeffrey Sheard
Published:   2021
Format:   Paperback

Status:   In Stock



The Engineers and Contractors:  Victorian innovations and construction methods for the Great Central Railway by Jeffrey Sheard. Features Contract No. 1 of Anneseley to East Leake, Catesby Tunnel, Lord’s and the alternative route.

This publication results from nearly four years of research by Jeffrey Sheard. Using newspaper archives, over 250 articles were discovered. At the time of the new
M.S.&L.R. London Extension (G.C.R), every week updates were printed in the press both
locally and nationally.

The news articles were then assembled into a timeline that followed the new lines construction from inception to completion, 1890 to 1900. The work is further enhanced with information from the Institute of Civil Engineers and over 90 images of the lines construction from the Newton Collection and Nottingham Local Studies Library. Plus, maps and diagrams are also included.