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It wasn't Rocket science by Mike Norman Timothy Hackworth - the man who moved the world by Mike Norman
It wasn't Rocket science by Mike Norman

"Gripping from the start to the end, it is impossible not to come away with some real insights into the industrial revolution that brought railways to the world and how it was driven by two English engineers and businessmen."

"Largely - and unjustly - sidelined by history, Timothy Hackworth was arguably the most important of the soot-soiled early railway pioneers who eventually set the whole world in motion. Mike Norman eloquently puts the case for the humble and hard-working Darlington Methodist who was effectively cheated of his legacy by the Machiavellian showmanship of entrepreneur George Stephenson."
It wasn't Rocket science
Mike Norman

A story of a grandson's quest to uncover the truth about one of the pioneers of the locomotives whose efforts swept the Industrial Revolution into the pages of history. The Stockton and Darlington Railway that he worked for was the pioneering first railway in the world, and he saved it from going off the rails...

Told against the backdrop of the famed Chicago World's Fair that brought the world to the united states of America, Superintendent Timothy Hackworth Young brings his own experience and knowledge of locomotive transport to bear. The inventions and skill of his grandfather left others standing in his shadow and, with the support of the prestigious Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, he is due his rightful place in history.

Major Pangborn's challenge to the family    more...

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A magnificent achievement...    more...

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