Last Journey Of William Huskisson, The

Philip Franks reads Simon Garfield's story of a revolution in transport and an accident-prone politician.

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0120021028Philip Franks reads Simon Garfield's story of a revolution in transport and an accident-prone politician.It is 1825, and railways are in their infancy.
0220021029Despite the opposition of the canal owners, proposers of the rail link between Manchester and Liverpool are undaunted.
0320021030George Stephenson's Rocket triumphs in the Rainhill Trials of 1829.
0420021031The opening day of the Liverpool and Manchester railway arrives.
05 LAST20021101The tale ends with a funeral and several proposals for the future.