Thunder in the Mountains: The Men Who Built Ribblehead

Mitchell, W.R.

Editorial: Great Northern Books Ltd, 2009
ISBN 10: 1905080638 / ISBN 13: 9781905080632
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Sinopsis: The true story that captures the drama and harsh reality behind the building of this iconic structure. For years the dominant sounds at Ribblehead were the bleating of sheep and the croaky calls of grouse. Then came the railway engineers and their men, linking Settle with Carlisle. Thunderous noises, including a new-fangled explosive called dynamite, echoed in and around the mountains. Ribblehead Viaduct, which symbolises the strength and durability of the Settle-Carlisle railway, was built by a Victorian work force. How that force was mustered and how its various skills were applied in a bleak high Pennine setting, are related in this book. The railway settlement on and around Batty Green, at the headwaters of the Ribble, lived, throve and died in less than ten years. As men constructed the longest viaduct on the line, others were hacking and blasting their way through Blea Moor, warming dynamite in their pockets before use! The Batty Green workforce, their wives and children, experienced earthquake, flood and an outbreak of smallpox. Read about their austere lives, about saints and sinners. A railway missionary preached the Gospel and organised 'penny readings'. Policemen and excise men snooped around the huts at night, detecting illicit drinking of beer that retailed at sixpence a quart. The Settle-Carlisle line was built by a single enterprising company in a single feverish spell of activity and at an expenditure of almost GBP 3.5m. This book has unlikely heroes. Job Hurst, sub-contractor at the viaduct, taught his building craft in his native Yorkshire, exercised it on the Bombay to Poonah railway, the first on the sub-Continent of India, then demonstrated it on the Pennines. Information about Job Hurst came from descendants living in America. Harry Cox was among those who re-bricked the arches of Ribblehead viaduct before the First World War. In the 1980s, Tony Freschini was resident engineer when the celebrated viaduct was renovated. Words and pictures relate how a railway was built across vacant, wine-red moorland.

About the Author: W R Mitchell, MBE, Hon D.Litt, is the author of nearly 200 books, many of which concern the Settle-Carlisle railway. His journalistic career began at the Craven Herald & Pioneer in Skipton, from where he moved to Clapham, the headquarters of The Dalesman, a magazine he was to edit for about three decades. For much of that time he was also editor of Cumbria magazine. In retirement, he raised the imprint Castleberg for a string of books he compiled, mainly about everyday life in the Dales and Lake District. His most recent book, also published by Great Northern, was about Hannah Hauxwell, daleswoman extraordinary. Bill's honorary degree was awarded by the University of Bradford. In 2008, the Outdoor Writers' and Photographers' Guild presented him with their major Golden Eagle award. He was said to be one of the founding fathers of outdoor writing.

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Título: Thunder in the Mountains: The Men Who Built ...
Editorial: Great Northern Books Ltd
Año de publicación: 2009
Encuadernación: Hardcover
Condición del libro: Very Good

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