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Commuter City - How The Railways Shaped London

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On the eve of the railway age, London was the world?s largest and most populous city ? and one of the most congested. Traffic-clogged roads and tightly packed buildings meant that travel across the city was tortuous, time-consuming and unpleasant. Then came the railways. They transformed the city and set it on a course of extraordinary development that created the metropolis of the present day. This is story that David Wragg explores in his fascinating new book. He considers the impact of the railways on London and the Home Counties and analyses the decisions taken by the railway companies, Parliament and local government. He also describes the disruptive effect of the railways which could not be built without massive upheaval. His study of the railway phenomenon will be thought-provoking reading for anyone who is keen to understand the city?s expansion and the layout of the capital today.

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Author(s):
Wragg, David
Condition:
New
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1845631099
ISBN-13:
9781845631093
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Wharncliffe

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On the eve of the railway age, London was the world?s largest and most populous city ? and one of the most congested. Traffic-clogged roads and tightly packed buildings meant that travel across the city was tortuous, time-consuming and unpleasant. Then came the railways. They transformed the city and set it on a course of extraordinary development that created the metropolis of the present day. This is story that David Wragg explores in his fascinating new book. He considers the impact of the railways on London and the Home Counties and analyses the decisions taken by the railway companies, Parliament and local government. He also describes the disruptive effect of the railways which could not be built without massive upheaval. His study of the railway phenomenon will be thought-provoking reading for anyone who is keen to understand the city?s expansion and the layout of the capital today.

Author(s):
Wragg, David
Condition:
New
Edition:
2010
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1845631099
ISBN-13:
9781845631093
Number of pages:
296
Publisher:
Wharncliffe

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