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The railway in England and Wales, 1830-1914

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This is the first volume in a series of four which will explore the profound effects the railway had on every aspect of life and society in England and Wales. To set the scene, this book describes the growth of the railway system from the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway to the out break of the First World War. The story is illustrated by specially-drawn maps, one of the country as a whole, the other of Greater London. The second half of the book discusses the technology of railways, their track and civil engineering, the machines and vehicles employed and the safety precautions evolved for controlling an increasingly complex system. A final chapter considers the private companies that built and owned the railways, from the largest with a capital of over £100 million to the smallest, set up and manage on £15,000. An appendix examines the services the railways afforded to their passengers, especially that English invention, the express train. Professor Jack Simmons is one of Britain's leading historians of the railway, and this series will present the results of his life long research into its consequences and effects.

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Author(s):
Jack Simmons
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718511468
ISBN-13:
9780718511463
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Leicester University Press

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This is the first volume in a series of four which will explore the profound effects the railway had on every aspect of life and society in England and Wales. To set the scene, this book describes the growth of the railway system from the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway to the out break of the First World War. The story is illustrated by specially-drawn maps, one of the country as a whole, the other of Greater London. The second half of the book discusses the technology of railways, their track and civil engineering, the machines and vehicles employed and the safety precautions evolved for controlling an increasingly complex system. A final chapter considers the private companies that built and owned the railways, from the largest with a capital of over £100 million to the smallest, set up and manage on £15,000. An appendix examines the services the railways afforded to their passengers, especially that English invention, the express train. Professor Jack Simmons is one of Britain's leading historians of the railway, and this series will present the results of his life long research into its consequences and effects.

Author(s):
Jack Simmons
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0718511468
ISBN-13:
9780718511463
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Leicester University Press

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