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The Railway Age : Mandolin - Michael Robbins

The Railway Age


Paperback Published: 18th June 1998
ISBN: 9781901341096
Number Of Pages: 192

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Covers the history and development of the railways and the transforming effect which they had on the world. A lively and readable account, peppered with fascinating facts. Written by an authoritative and important figure in the world of railways. -- .

This is a thoughtful, inquiring book, full of historical imagination. "Times Literary Supplement"

Prefacep. 1
Preface to the 1998 editionp. 3
What is a railway?p. 5
Forerunners and pioneersp. 11
George Stephenson and the great buildersp. 15
The task in Britain and the great yearsp. 23
Completing the taskp. 30
The impact of railways on societyp. 34
Railways and the landscapep. 47
Men of the early railwaysp. 57
Railway directors, managers and shareholdersp. 65
Capital, earnings and public controlp. 76
Railways overseas: the British traditionp. 91
Railways overseas: the continental traditionp. 102
Railways overseas: the North American traditionp. 115
Railways and warsp. 122
The new railway agep. 136
Postscript 1998p. 143
Notes on sourcesp. 148
Indexp. 163
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781901341096
ISBN-10: 1901341097
Series: Mandolin
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 18th June 1998
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition