Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Standard Name: Brunel, Isambard Kingdom
Used Form: Isambard K. Brunel


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Friends, Associates Maria Callcott
Her friends at this period of her life included the diarist and letter-writer Caroline Fox (with whom her relationship was very close),
This is the Hon. Caroline Fox (1767-1845), not to be confused with the...


February 1825
Marc Isambard Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel began work on the first underwater tunnel under the River Thames in London.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel began work on Box Tunnel on the Great Western Railway .
8 April 1838
The Great Western, the first steamship built especially for transatlantic crossings, left Bristol for New York.
26 July 1845
The Great Britain, the first propeller-driven steam liner to cross the Atlantic, left Liverpool for New York.
18 August 1846
The Gauge Act standardized the width of British rail lines at four feet eight and a half inches.