This illustrated and entertaining talk looks at the history of the railway between King's Cross and Edinburgh with a focus on how safety has been improved following accidents over the years. The talk covers the full geographical range and describes a mix of accidents from the 1850s to the early 2000s.
There are many fascinating pictures and descriptions from contemporary accounts. Adrian Gray is an expert railway historian and the author of the book 'East Coast Main Line Disasters.'Views: 664 | Enquiries: 2
I am a Cambridge-educated historian with around 25 published books on a variety of historical topics which you can see on my Amazon author page at: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adrian-Gray/e/B0034P9K2M/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1529568674&sr=1-1
I specialise in the counties of Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, but I also speak on a number of national issues such as Victorian crime and social history, the history of religious freedom, and the history of education and government inspection (which is a lot more interesting than it sounds!). I am one of the leaders of local community efforts to develop Christian heritage for tourism in Notts and Lincs, leading up to 'Mayflower 400' but also including the many other ways in which people from the region have helped to change the world.
I provide a range of lively and fully-illustrated talks that can be tailored for local needs. You can email me for a full list of talks. I am a skilled presenter having worked as a teacher for many years and also as a tour guide in my home area.
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