British Railway Accidents and Incidents in Maps and Pictures describes some of the most interesting incidents that have occurred on Britain's railways over the last 200 years. From the earliest misfortune - the sad fate of William Huskisson MP, mown down in 1830 at the opening ceremony of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway by that most famous of engines, Stephenson's Rocket - this book gives the reader an absorbing ride through time, charting minor incidents along with major calamities.
Original photographs from postcards portray vividly the scenes just as they occurred and period railway maps pinpoint the exact locations where they happened.
Jonathan Mountfort is a local author with a huge range of interests and a deep attachment to St Neots. Jon's father founded the St Neots Technical College, his mother was a member of St Neots Players and he lived in the town his entire life. Jonathan has previously published books on the history of Scalextric, British steam engines, a tour guide to the British Isles, two children's books and a book of sonnets. Jonathan also used to write guides to computers and electronics and continues to write manuals for engineering and computer companies.