Lot 335Brunel and the problem with broad gauge –...

Auction Date: 2/09/2014 at 01pm



Brunel and the problem with broad gauge – Great Western Railway – two rare single page pamphlets : ‘A few of the miseries of the break of gauge at Gloucester which occasions the shifting of passengers, luggage and goods from one carriage to another’ (Ottley 3649) and ‘Travellers between Birmingham and Bristol who would prefer not to have to change the carriage at Gloucester are informed that the following petition lies for signature at the stations on the line (not in Ottley). Modern binding in fine condition. The obvious problems of running a national railway system with two gauges is that in certain places, such as Gloucester where the two systems interconnected, passengers had to change trains in order to continue their journeys.

Hammer Price: £500.00

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