This is an authoritative account of a period in history that is largely unknown or understood. Most historians place their emphasis on the social aspects of the time, but this well researched book presents a picture from the technological point of view. Absolutely fascinating!
As this book was first published in May 1965 I am sure it has been reviewed many times before. It is an authoritiative and detailed account of this ambitious venture to link London and Portsmouth without recourse to the sea route.