'The Royal Albert Bridge, Saltash', BR (WR) poster, 1958
Poster produced for British Railways (Western Region) with artwork by Terence Cuneo (1907-1996). Colour poster produced for BR to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Albert Bridge which was designed and built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1803-1859). The bridge spans the river Tamar, which links Devon and Cornwall. The artist also painted portraits, ceremonial and military subjects. Terence Cuneo studied at the Chelsea and Slade Art Schools.
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Brunels tunnelling shield
The tunnelling shield, or excavating machine designed by Sir Marc Isambard Brunel (1769- 1849) & used in the construction of the lining of the Thames tunnel. The shield (right) consists of twelve frames, which could be edged forward independently, supporting the side of the tunnel while allowing bricklayers to work from it. A moveable stage enabled building materials to be brought up to the level of the advancing face of the lining. The tunnel, running under the Thames between Rotherhithe & Wapping, was begun by Sir Marc Brunel in 1825 & completed in 1873 after his death. It was designed for foot passengers & later taken over by London Underground.
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Brunels SS Great Eastern, Milford Haven, South Wales
Brunel's iron sailing steamship, the SS Great Eastern, berthed at Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, South Wales, during the 1870s. The ship is so large that it runs the length of Hamilton Terrace. Around this time the ship was being used for the laying of submarine telegraph cables. She was eventually broken up in 1889-1890.
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