Author Topic: Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?  (Read 1337 times)

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Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?
« on: November 07, 2014, 08:51:28 AM »
He must be one of the most prolific engineers of all time, and he was born 214 years ago today. Just see what he did:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Brassey
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Re: Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2014, 10:02:01 AM »
I feel exhausted just reading about him.

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Re: Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2014, 10:20:00 AM »
Well the planning, health and safety, environmental and other talking shops would make such a speed of action impossible now. Pyramid? Oh no, no, no. Its not a traditional structure, newts, no blocks over 20kg unless your called Derrick. Great things tend to only happen when the engineers are unfettered to get on with the job with a good budget. Microcosm of opportunity beget microcars.
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Re: Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2014, 10:42:42 AM »
No-one heard of him!! Well I have ! And my classmates at school will remember him very well , or Mr. Wilcox will give us a caning . Up there with Telford, Stephenson et. Al
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Re: Wow! Why has no-one heard of this man?
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2014, 11:36:33 AM »
Glad someone does know of him, I must admit that I did not!
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