in the beginning (c1870's) there weren't any camera's around to film and record the infrastructure being constructed, it was left to wood-cut artists to capture for posterity the epic work of this bunch of men, often hard drinking Irish men whom had just came from the cutting of the canals which ran the length of the country, they were the Navigators.
I wanted to list details of the pictures but there are so many we'd be here till next week. Suffice to say, they record the building of the Stockton and Darlington railway, and the opening ceremonies. The wood drawings record the rock cutting work, the massive earthworks cut by these men to take the track from Liverpool to Manchester, all dug by hand and shovel. The tunnels were constructed using only candlelight, 120 years later they are still open with 100 mph expresses roaring through.
eventually, the photographs appear. The early
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