About this book
Through the inimitable character of Fred Dibnah, we are introduced to the great engineering heroes of the 19th century: I.K. Brunel, George and Robert Stephenson and Joseph Whitworth, whose prolific innovations and dedicated work ethic inspired the age. Like Fred they were larger than life, colourful characters for whom no challenge was too great.
Fred Dibnah was a man born out of his time. His era should have been the magnificent age of British engineering and his heroes were the great industrial engineers of the period whose dedicated work ethic inspired a national mood of optimism and captured the hearts of the British public. This title tells the stories of some of these men.