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The Oxford companion to British railway history

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Of all the products of the Industrial Revolution, none left its mark on the landscape of Britain, or changed the lives of the British people, more than the railway. The encyclopedic Oxford Companion to British Railway History reveals, for the first time, the full story of this remarkable achievement: the inspired pioneers, the unprecedented feats of engineering, the romance, and the reality. From the primitive wagonways of the seventeenth century, through the eras of horse, steam, diesel, and electric traction, it explores the railway's unique place in our history, and the reasons for its extraordinary and enduring hold on our collective imagination. Unrivalled authority Over 600 entries by 88 distinguished contributors chart the progress of rail travel from 1603 to the late twentieth century. Comprehensive coverage Covers not only the technical and historical development of the railway, but its social, economic, political, and artistic aspects. Illustrated throughout Maps, diagrams, tables, and illustrations bring the text to life and demystify technical concepts. People, places, and politics Covers the key figures who influenced the development of the railways, the towns that were changed forever, and the policies that brought about the network's rise and fall. Fine dust jacket. No inscriptions. Firm binding

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Dust jacket
Author(s):
Jack Simmons and Gordon Biddle (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192116975
ISBN-13:
9780192116970
Number of pages:
591
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford companion to British railway history

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Of all the products of the Industrial Revolution, none left its mark on the landscape of Britain, or changed the lives of the British people, more than the railway. The encyclopedic Oxford Companion to British Railway History reveals, for the first time, the full story of this remarkable achievement: the inspired pioneers, the unprecedented feats of engineering, the romance, and the reality. From the primitive wagonways of the seventeenth century, through the eras of horse, steam, diesel, and electric traction, it explores the railway's unique place in our history, and the reasons for its extraordinary and enduring hold on our collective imagination. Unrivalled authority Over 600 entries by 88 distinguished contributors chart the progress of rail travel from 1603 to the late twentieth century. Comprehensive coverage Covers not only the technical and historical development of the railway, but its social, economic, political, and artistic aspects. Illustrated throughout Maps, diagrams, tables, and illustrations bring the text to life and demystify technical concepts. People, places, and politics Covers the key figures who influenced the development of the railways, the towns that were changed forever, and the policies that brought about the network's rise and fall. Fine dust jacket. No inscriptions. Firm binding

Added value:
Dust jacket
Author(s):
Jack Simmons and Gordon Biddle (Editors)
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0192116975
ISBN-13:
9780192116970
Number of pages:
591
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Title:
The Oxford companion to British railway history

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