Item #26095 JOSEPH LOCKE. Railway Revolutionary. N. W. WEBSTER.

JOSEPH LOCKE. Railway Revolutionary.

George Allen & Unwin, London,1970. 8vo. pp.218 + 16 black & white illustrations and 3 line drawings.Original red cloth hardcover in pictorial dust wrapper. Obituary loosely inserted from September 1860. A Very Good copy. Item #26095

By the 1840s improved locomotives meant that Locke was able to build railway lines with gradients as steep as 1 in 50. Locke's success building the Grand Junction Railway resulted in him being offered commissions to build railways all over Europe, notably, the railway between Paris and Rouen. Joseph Locke died in 1860.

Price: $33.00

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