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Timothy Hackworth - the man who moved the world by Mike Norman

"Superb adventure into the history of steam locomotive pioneers, filled with details history sought to leave unmentioned and unanswered. You step right back to that time with ease, it grabs your interest and doesn't let go."

"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."
Timothy Hackworth - the man who moved the world
Mike Norman

A story of a grandson's quest to uncover the truth about one of the pioneers of the locomotives that swept the Industrial Revolution into the pages of history, told against the backdrop of the famed Chicago World's Fair

In 1893 the city of Chicago was host to an international exhibition to commemorate the discovery of America, four hundred years earlier. The renowned Baltimore and Ohio Railroad had seized the idea of making the celebration of transport a central theme. They were determined to honour the first public locomotive railway in the world - the Stockton and Darlington Railway - and the ingenuity of its superintendent, Timothy Hackworth.

It would take determination to push past the fog of history, to discover those accomplishments and paint a vivid picture to bring Timothy Hackworth’s extraordinary inventiveness into the light of day.

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