28 FOOT MODEL RAILWAY AND RAILWAYANA

See the twenty-eight feet working model railway with its dramatic mountain backdrop. Here you can see railway pictures by George Heiron, brass nameplates from engines and other railwayana.

 

The advent of the

steam engine literally

revolutionized Britain.

It enabled miners to

dig deeper and factories

to work faster.

 

 

Farms employed steam power

and ships became independent

of the wind. But the railway

system, powered by steam,

did more to change the lot of

the average man. By the 1850s

most parts of Britain were

joined by rail. New jobs were

created, people could commute

to work, excursions to the

seaside were popular.