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Tay Bridge Disaster: The People's Story Paperback – 1 Nov 2013
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About the Author
Robin Lumley is best known as a record producer and member of such bands as Phil Collins' Brand X, David Bowie's Spider from Mars and the Roy Wood Band. However, he has long since been an avid railway and military history fan. He is a railway modeller himself and contributes regularly to the Railway Modeller magazine as well as music-based magazines. This book is inspired by the fact that his grandfather missed being on the ill-fated train by a hair's breadth.
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So many interesting facts the book gripped me from start to finish. The graphic details brought the book to life,The best book I have read.
This book was written by an author who is a great-grandson of somebody who intended to travel on the ill-fated train but changed his plan and lived. The author chose to write this in the style of a novel, with conversation and other narrative that you wouldn't expect in a serious book, but I'll concede that it's quite effective even though the author can't know what conversations took place.
By writing the book this way, the author has found it easier to drift off topic to discuss places along the way and anything else that feeds into the story, however indirectly.
There is a lot of technical jargon but I understand most of it and the bits I didn't, I just skipped those sentences and didn't lose the story by doing so. I can imagine that people with little or no knowledge of steam train technology might struggle.
As long as you understand at least the basics of the technology, you should find this to be highly informative.
One thing that I'd never understood was why this particular disaster is so famous. Plenty of other disasters with far bigger death tolls have faded into obscurity. The answer is clear from this book. This bridge was the longest in the world at the time, therefore the most famous. That's why it ranks with the Titanic as one of the most famous transport disasters ever.