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Our railway history.

Rixon Bucknall

Our railway history.

by Rixon Bucknall

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Published by [s.n.] in London .
Written in English


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Pagination47p. :
Number of Pages47
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Open LibraryOL18740644M

  Sunday Times History Book of the Year Currently filming for BBC programme Full Steam Ahead Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism.   Popular historian Wolmar (Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways, ) charts the sometimes haphazard, sometimes avaricious, sometimes puzzling history of America's railroads. "I realize that it is somewhat cheeky of me, a Brit, to try to write a concise history of American railroads," he writes early on/5(5).

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Trains have been a popular form of transport since the 19th century. When the first steam train was built in , people were worried that the speed would make rail passengers unable to breathe or that they would be shaken unconscious by the vibrations. But by the s, passengers were travelling at previously unthinkable speeds of 80kph. emergence of more than twenty new national railway companies. Some of these networks – 1 Martin Streichfuss, Partner of Roland Berger, Article on “Railway Transformation” book of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. Informal document SC.2 No. 2 () Distr.: Restricted 28 .


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