Railway History

The Great Engineer:
Isambard Kingdom Brunel, D.C.L. (Oxon.), F.R.S. (1806-1859).
I. K. Brunel at the launching of the Great Eastern in 1859
I. K. Brunel's portrait by his brother-in-law William Horsley, R.A. When I first saw this portrait at the Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery in around 1961 I was completely overcome with emotion
Isambard Kingdom with hair flying
IKB with the signature cigar. He is said to have smoked more than forty of them a day