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The Railway in Town and Country, 1830-1914

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Just how great the railway's impact was on British towns and countryside is vividly portrayed in this long-awaited book, certain to become a standard reference work for decades to come. First time impact railways is show upon London, then provincial cities like Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham. Special attention is given to certain types of town; for instance, the railway companies' own towns like Crewe and Swindon; sea ports and watering-places (inland spas and holiday resorts), some of which were developed in conjunction with the railways. Also the effects of the absence of railways in communities that got them very late or never at all. Also discussed are the effects the railways had on the supply of food and coal, holidays and sport, urban or suburban growth in and around the big cities. The impact of the electric tram and motor-buses on the railways is treated here; the railways having the advantage of being able to carry passengers and freight.

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Author(s):
Jack Simmons
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0715386999
ISBN-13:
9780715386996
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
David & Charles

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Just how great the railway's impact was on British towns and countryside is vividly portrayed in this long-awaited book, certain to become a standard reference work for decades to come. First time impact railways is show upon London, then provincial cities like Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham. Special attention is given to certain types of town; for instance, the railway companies' own towns like Crewe and Swindon; sea ports and watering-places (inland spas and holiday resorts), some of which were developed in conjunction with the railways. Also the effects of the absence of railways in communities that got them very late or never at all. Also discussed are the effects the railways had on the supply of food and coal, holidays and sport, urban or suburban growth in and around the big cities. The impact of the electric tram and motor-buses on the railways is treated here; the railways having the advantage of being able to carry passengers and freight.

Author(s):
Jack Simmons
Condition:
Fair
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0715386999
ISBN-13:
9780715386996
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
David & Charles

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