This great engineer’s name is Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

placeholder gifThe Great Eastern Steamship - Launching - 1857

This man made the peak of technology. He was engineer for the Great Western Railway. Here he is in front of the winch chains of the Great Eastern paddle ship. The Great Eastern was one of the three ships he made, which included the Great Western and the Great Britain. He also was the designer of the steel railway bridge at Saltash, the Tamar bridge, which connects Cornwall and Devon together over the Tamar river.

Written by Tim Crine

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Title Value
Written by Tim Crine
Organisation Torbay Library Services
Contributor   Tim Crine  
Identifier ref 5
Contributor   Brunel University Library  
Date   1857  
Format   Postcard of greyscale photograph; 150 mm x 105 mm  
Language   en-uk  
Source   Torbay Library Services  
Subject   Brunel. Great Eastern Steamship. Chains. 1857  
Type   image  
Publisher   Torbay Library Services  
Rights   Brunel University Library  
Keywords Victorian Engineering Costume Portrait Brunel