THE TAY BRIDGE DISASTER. John Thomas.

THE TAY BRIDGE DISASTER.

New Light on the 1879 Tragedy. Pp. 208, 12 plates, text illustrations (several full page), bibliography, index; fore-corners of boards bruised; dust wrapper, edges a trifle creased; name in ink on upper free endpaper, which is also vertically creased, edges of leaves lightly foxed; David & Charles, Newton Abbot, 1972. First edition. *'On the evening of 28 December 1879, in a great storm, a train plunged into the Firth of Tay when the bridge collapsed. All the 75 passengers and the crew were killed, and only a few bodies were later recovered.... The Tay Bridge, built only nineteen months before the accident, and the longest bridge in the world at the time, had brought a knighthood to its designer, Thomas Bouch. Its collapse ruined him' [wrapper blurb]. Item #142828

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