Railway In England And Wales 1830 1914

Author: Jack Simmons
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571247806
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Professor Jack Simmons was the most eminent railway historian of his time. His magnum opus was to have been a four volume study of the railways in England and Wales between 1830 and 1914. It is a regret the work was never completed but Faber Finds are proud to reissue the two volumes that were published. The first volume describes the growth of the railway system from the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway to the outbreak of the First World War. The second half of the book discusses the technology of railways, their track and civil engineering, the machines and vehicles used and the safety precautions developed for controlling an increasingly complex system. A final chapter considers the private companies that built and owned the railways. An appendix examines the services offered to passengers, especially that English invention, the express train.

Railways And The British Economy 1830 1914

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Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349052833
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The Railway In Town And Country 1830 1914

Author: Jack Simmons
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571247813
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Professor Jack Simmons was the most eminent railway historian of his time. His magnum opus was to have been a four volume study of the railways in England and Wales between 1830 and 1914. It is a regret the work was never completed but Faber Finds are proud to reissue the two volumes that were published. The second volume considers the railway's impact on British towns and countryside. London and provincial cities like Bristol, Leeds and Birmingham are examined and special attention is given to certain types of towns: railway towns like Crewe and Swindon, and seaports and holiday resorts many of which were developed in conjunction with the railways. 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.

Transport In Victorian Britain

Author: Michael J. Freeman
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719023330
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This work offers coverage of the developments in transport during the period 1840-1914, which highlights the role of steam power in transforming economic and geographical relationships on land and at sea, while also exploring those transport systems which survived the advent of the steam age like sail in coastal oceanic shipping and human and animal power in the movement of goods.

The Impact Of The Railway On Society In Britain

Author: Jack Simmons
Editor: Routledge
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Concentrating on the theme of the railways, and how they dramatically affected the development of Britain and her society, this book, dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Simmons, touches on numerous issues he first highlighted, which are now mai

An Economic And Social History Of Britain 1760 1970

Author: Trevor May
Editor: London ; New York : Longman
ISBN: 9780582352803
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Europe In The Nineteenth Century 1830 1880

Author: Harry Hearder
Editor: Longman Publishing Group
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The struggles for power between individuals, parties and classes, and between the nations of Europe as a whole, are discussed within the context of a study of the administration and growth of European society.

Railways In Britain

Author: Roy E. H. Mellor
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Research In Progress In English And Historical Studies In The Universities Of The British Isles

Author: Stanley Thomas Bindoff
Editor: Saint James Press
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A Gazetteer Of The Railway Contractors And Engineers Of Northern England 1830 1914

Author: Lawrence Popplewell
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The Oxford Companion To British Railway History From 1603 To The 1990s

Author: Professor Emeritus of History Jack Simmons
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
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This is the first encyclopaedia of British railways to deal comprehensively with their impact on British life from the 17th century to privatization in the mid 1990s. Over 600 entries by 88 expert contributors describe all aspects of operation, working, and management, including the social, technical, economic, and geographical changes the railways brought and continue to bring about.

Great Railway Stations Of Britain

Author: Gordon Biddle
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British Railway Enthusiasm

Author: Ian Carter
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This is the first academic book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. Far from a trivial topic, the postwar train-spotting craze swept most boys and some girls into a passion for railways. For many in this cohort, train spotting ignited a lifetime's interest. British Railway Enthusiasm traces this postwar cohort and those who followed, as they moved through the life cycle. As the years turned these people invigorated different sectors in the world of railway enthusiasm--train spotting, railway modeling, collecting railway relics--and then, in response to widespread grief at main line steam traction's death, Britain's now-huge preserved railway industry. Today this industry finds itself riven by tensions between preserving a loved past which ever fewer people can remember and earning money from tourist visitors.

The West Highland Railway

Author: John A. McGregor
Editor: J. Donald
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This book addresses the general politics of promotion and the disputes over state assistance for the Fort William-Mallaig line, rather than the heroics and the romance of construction and operation. It reviews other schemes, more or less successful. And it examines the expectations bound up with the railway development, asking how far these had been achieved, or remained relevant, by 1914.'I think I have sometimes made two blades of grass grow where only one grew before, and that is ... perhaps the highest function a man can do for his country': Charles Forman, civil engineer, evidence in support of the Invergarry & Fort Augustus Railway, 1896.

The Agrarian History Of England And Wales 7 1850 1914 Pt 2

Author: Edward John T. Collins
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521329279
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The period between the repeal of the Corn Laws and the Great War is crucial for an understanding of present-day rural and agricultural issues. The unifying theme of this volume is the changing role of the countryside in national life, and the impact upon it of the social and economic forces unleashed by industrialisation and the growth of towns. Science and technology held out the prospect of unprecedented advances in agricultural output and productivity but, by 1914, English agriculture had lost its 'headship among industries', and technical supremacy among nations. It now produced less than one-tenth of national income and employment, and less than half the nation's food. Only one-fifth of the population was classified as 'rural'; most traditional rural crafts had long since decayed; and the social and political position of the landowning classes had been seriously weakened.

Archaeologia Cantiana

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An Historical Geography Of Railways In Great Britain And Ireland

Author: David Turnock
Editor: Routledge
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Although a great deal has been published on the economic, social and engineering history of nineteenth-century railways, the work of historical geographers has been much less conspicuous. This overview by David Turnock goes a long way towards restoring the balance. It details every important aspect of the railway's influence on spatial distribution of economic and social change, providing a full account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles seen in the context of the railway. The book reviews and explains the shape of the developing railway network, beginning with the pre-steam railways and connections between existing road and water communications and the new rail lines. The author also discusses the impact of the railways on the patterns of industrial, urban and rural change throughout the century. Throughout, the historical geography of Ireland is treated in equal detail to that of Great Britain.