The Development of Transportation in Modern England

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Cambridge University Press, Apr 17, 2014 - History - 370 pages
Originally published in 1916, this book forms part of a two-volume set on the history of transportation in modern England, taking the term 'modern' as meaning 'the period beginning with about the close of the fifteenth century and ending with approximately the middle of the nineteenth century'. Volume one covers the period from 1500 up until the introduction of steam and volume two focuses on the development of railways and the effect of this change on other modes of transportation. Both books contain detailed textual notes and a comprehensive bibliography is also included. The set will be of value to anyone with an interest in transportation and British history.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
vii
Tramroads regarded as auxiliary to canals o
469
Stockton and Darlington Railway
477
1Discussion of relative importance of canals and railways
485
Claims made in favour of the canals o e
494
Early advocates in favour of railways
507
Liverpool and Manchester Railway e
514
Modern railway era began with Liverpool and Manchester line e
526
Some reasons why many railways were unprofitable e e
601
Railway had also advantages of greater comfort and speed e e 005
608
Competition of steam vessels in rivers and around coast reduced business
614
CHAPTER IX
624
Means used to drive the carriers off the railway lines
630
Working agreements formed between railways and canals after competition
636
Great movement in 18446 to amalgamate canals with railways e
642
Reasons for failure of canals to successfully compete with railways
649

Railway fever of 18256
533
London and Birmingham Railway e e e
543
Finances of this railway e e e
553
Other railways o e
564
Railway panic of 18357 showed need of systematization
570
Destructive competition prevented by working agreements
577
Railway mania of 18446 e e
583
Desirability of uniform gauge e e
589
Plans devised to enable canals to keep their tradeusually unsuccessful
661
Table of Canal and Railway Amalgamations 184672
730
Statistics showing Extent to which Freight Rates were raised through
736
Statistical View of Highway and Canal Legislation
742
BIBLIOGRAPHY e o e
750
INDEx e w o
812
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