September 1859: Brunel’s obituary

Brunel is seen as a paragon of engineering innovation. Read The Engineer’s reaction to his untimely demise

Isambard Kingdom Brunel has passed suddenly from among us, not ripe in years, but at an age at which many men are ready to put forth their greatest power. Mr. Brunel was one on the very few, among the present generation of engineers, whose practise had been co-extensive with the history of railways and with ocean steam-navigation, and still fewer of the profession have so distinguished themselves sin the grand period of engineering of which the opening of Liverpool and Manchester Railways was the commencement…

Brunel’s obituary