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By John Christopher

Cornwall marks the intense south-western quantity of Brunel's nation and the county is unusually wealthy in his works. The Royal Albert Bridge, which crosses the River Tamar, hooked up the huge gauge community with the Cornwall and West Cornwall railways either engineered by way of Brunel to take the trains coming from Paddington the entire technique to Penzance through a sequence of over sixty astonishing trees viaducts. the unique viaducts have long gone now, both converted or changed through the years, yet in lots of instances the masonry piers stay like rows of monolithic sentinels. therefore there's a lot to present the Brunel hunter, together with the department line to Falmouth and lots of surviving examples of his railway stations. There are different connections, actually. His nice jap steamship was once the 1st vessel to effectively lay a telegraphic cable to attach Europe and america a narrative instructed on the historical Porthcurno Telegraph Museum close to Land's finish. John Christopher, an said specialist on Brunel, takes us on a travel of Cornwall, exploring his works within the county. this can be the most recent in a chain of books that are approximately rediscovering Brunel's works on your area.

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