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Anthony Dawson

About the Author:

Anthony Dawson has a lifetime’s interest in railways; he is a graduate both of the University of Bradford (B.Sc hons, archaeology) and the University of Leeds (M.Res, history). Anthony is a member of staff at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, where he puts his enthusiasm for early railways into practice as a Railway Volunteer on the replica ‘Planet’ locomotive.


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On Historical Lines

Episode 1: Stephenson’s Rocket

Anthony Dawson relates the story of the 1829 Rainhill Trials, and Robert Stephenson and Henry Booth's prizewinning Rocket.

 Episode 2: Enginemen

Anthony Dawson describes what it was like to be an engine driver on the earliest railways.

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