Life of Charles Blacker Vignoles ...: Soldier and Civil Engineer, Formerly Lieutenant in H.M. 1st Royals, Past-president of Institution of Civil Engineers; a Reminiscence of Early Railway History
Longmans, Green, and Company, 1889 - Civil engineers - 407 pages
This memoir of the life and work of the late Mr C.B. Vignoles is in three sections: his life of adventure as an officer in the British Army; his work as one of the small group of civil engineers engaged in the construction of the earliest railways in England and Ireland; and his foreign engineering work.
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