WorldCat Identities

Maggs, Colin Gordon

Overview
Works: 133 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 2,523 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Biographies  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HE3020.M6, 385.0942
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Colin Gordon Maggs
The Midland & South Western Junction Railway by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the Great Western railway by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an up-to-date history of GWR, or the Great Western Railway. As well as detailing the history of the trains and carriages, it covers construction and expansion, its sea and air connections and its publicity
Isambard Kingdom Brunel : the life of an engineering genius by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

10 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his time Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the world's greatest engineer. His list of achievements is truly breathtaking, the Thames Tunnel, the first underwater tunnel in the world, the SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven ship, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, then the longest span of any bridge in the world and the Great Western Railway. History has been kind to his memory, many of his creations still exist and he is lauded by historians as truly a 'Great Briton'. In this, the first full-scale biography for almost 60 years, Colin Maggs presents a portrait of a complex, ambitious and determined genius. But the Brunel that emerges is not without flaws, he made mistakes, personal and technical - he wasn't always right but never admitted he was wrong. Drawing on Brunel's diaries, letters and business papers we see the real Isambard, a more human figure, emerging from behind the towering structures and machines he created
Steam trains : the magnificent history Of Britain's locomotives from Stephenson's Rocket to BR's Evening Star by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2020 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most people are under a misapprehension: the Rocket was not the first steam engine. Quite a few were built before it, but Stephenson's engine was the first successful steam locomotive. Colin Maggs tells the story of the steam engine, from pre-Rocket days, to British Railways building the Evening Star--the last main-line locomotive--through to the preservation movement and the new-build locomotives of extinct classes such as the Tornado. In this comprehensive history, Colin Maggs, one of the country's foremost railway historians, tells of other, perhaps less well-known aspects of the history of steam in Great Britain. The first railway lines, the activities of the early railway companies, the design and manufacture of faster and faster engines and the lives of the men and women who drove the industry. These and other fascinating stories from the age of steam are all revealed in this accessible book, illustrated with over 150 photographs and period ephemera, many in colour
Britain's railways in colour : BR steam in the 1950s and 1960s by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steam : tales from the footplate by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highbridge in its heyday by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1986 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best of the last days of steam by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 1999 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Somerset by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Berkshire by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barnstaple and Ilfracombe railway by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1988 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Gloucestershire by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Hampshire by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Warwickshire by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last days of steam in Bristol and Somerset by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fascinating collection of photographs of the last steam locomotives to run on Bristol and Somerset's railways
Branch lines of Dorset by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bath tramways by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colin Maggs's West of England by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great Britain's railways : a new history by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

4 editions published between 2018 and 2021 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Branch lines of Devon : Exeter and South, Central and East Devon by Colin Gordon Maggs( Book )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Britain's railways in colour : BR steam in the 1950s and 1960s
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Steam : tales from the footplateThe Best of the last days of steamBranch lines of BerkshireBranch lines of GloucestershireBranch lines of HampshireBranch lines of WarwickshireThe last days of steam in Bristol and SomersetBranch lines of Dorset
Alternative Names
Colin G. Maggs British rail historian

Maggs, C. G.

Maggs, C. G., 1932-

Maggs, C. G. (Colin Gordon)

Maggs, Colin

Maggs, Colin, 1932-

Maggs, Colin G. 1932-

Maggs, Colin Gordon 1932-

Languages
English (104)