Fred Dibnah DVD and Book Set

SKU: DE1444


50 mins./128 pages

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This superb souvenir edition presents ‘Fred Dibnah�s World of Steam, Steel and Stone’ and ‘The Little Book of Traction Engines � Fred Dibnah Edition’. Unmissable viewing and reading for Dibnah fans everywhere! The Industrial Revolution was a time when Britain invented machines that were to change the world and it was a very important period in our history that Fred felt was never given the attention that it deserved.

In ‘The Machines That Changed the World’, Fred shows his appreciation for Britain�s industrial heritage. In ‘Men of Iron’, Fred shows his admiration for some of the greatest engineers of the Victorian era; Brunel, Stephenson and Armstrong. He admires their tenacity, their ability not only to think but to take risks and he shows a true understanding of the astonishing things they did.

‘The Little Book of Traction Engines’ details the development and heyday of the working steam road locomotive and takes a look into the many derivatives designed to economies industrial and agricultural process, previously performed with archaic and outdated methods. Using contemporary colour photographs and rarely seen black and white archive images, it looks at the sheer power of the heavy haulage engine and the extraordinary loads and tonnage they were capable of pulling over British Roads. ‘The Little Book of Traction Engines’ celebrates the giants of the road in a golden age of British industrial heritage, when this country�s engineering excellence was once recognized all over the world.

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Weight 1 lbs

Demand Media


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