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.
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