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THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CORNWALL RAILWAY - FATED DECISIONS by Hugh Howes

£16.50

"Although the possibility of a railway through the county to Falmouth was fist considered in 1833, the connection to London was not achived until 1859... This is an insight into the heated political debates with most of the leading engineers of the day taking part, along with Cornwall's gentry, landowners and buisness interests. Once construction started, financial difficulties delayed progress so that the line took thirteen years to complete."

240 pages, illustrated.

Published by Twelveheads Press.

ISBN 978 0 906294 74 1