The Times History of Britain s Railways

The Times History of Britain s Railways

Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain s iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland.

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: Times Books

ISBN: 0008135347

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Page: 304

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Follow the development, decline and later revival of Britain’s iconic railways with bestselling railway author Julian Holland. Discover their remarkable history through expert commentary, stunning photographs and archive material from a lifetime of railway research. The iconic railways of Britain have seen unprecedented change and innovation in just a few hundred years, shaping Britain’s industry, society and transport system along the way. Discover the historic events that have shaped Britain’s railways.Highlights include:* 1604: The beginnings of the railways - Wollaton Waggonway opens in Nottinghamshire* 1830: Britain becomes connected - the world’s first inter-city railway, the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, opens* 1938: A world leader in train travel - the LNER 'A4’ 'Mallard’ sets a still unbroken world speed record for steam locomotives* 1963: 'Beeching Report’ published - marked the death sentence for many rural lines* 2015: Borders Railway reopens between Edinburgh and Tweedbank - marks a modern-day revival for the railways
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Britain from the Rails

Britain from the Rails

Britain from the Rails Guide - discover Britain from the rails, travel tips on British train travel and what to see from the comfort of your carriage.

Author: Benedict Le Vay

Publisher:

ISBN: 1784771414

Category: Transportation

Page: 336

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Britain from the Rails Guide - discover Britain from the rails, travel tips on British train travel and what to see from the comfort of your carriage. Covering England, Wales and Scotland, including the new Borders Railway, plus local history, practical advice, top ten railways, secret railways, branch lines, food and restaurants, hotels and B&Bs.
Categories: Transportation

Full Steam Ahead How the Railways Made Britain

Full Steam Ahead  How the Railways Made Britain

The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life – from trade and transportation to health and recreation.

Author: Peter Ginn

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008194321

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life – from trade and transportation to health and recreation.
Categories: Transportation

The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain

The Japanese Discovery of Victorian Britain

This was to become a significant factor in precipitating the Victorian technological
impact on early Meiji Japan, when the first railways, telegraph lines, modern
lighthouses and the Imperial mint would all be constructed under the supervision
of ...

Author: Andrew Cobbing

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134250066

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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The investigations undertaken in the pursuit of knowledge by the first overseas Japanese travellers during the 1860s and 70s have left a unique record of life in the then unknown west. Leaving behind a homeland culturally isolated for more than 200 years, these samurai travellers were especially fascinated by the extent of British political and commercial influence they observed during their travels, and therefore paid particularly close attention to the Victorian world and recorded all they saw in minute detail. Their diaries and 'travelogues' comprise the single largest body of material on Victorian society to be recorded in any non-European language. This book examines the nature of these travellers' experiences and their perceptions of Victorian Britain. A deeper understanding of this rich source material is important because, although entirely unknown to British readers, the documents reveal one of the most spectacular culture shocks ever recorded in World History. They are also important because the images of Victorian and other western societies that they portrayed to the Japanese reading public in the late nineteenth century still underpin Japanese understanding of the outside world more than a hundred years later.
Categories: Social Science

Mr Briggs Hat

Mr Briggs  Hat

The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.

Author: Kate Colquhoun

Publisher: Little Brown GBR

ISBN: 1847443699

Category: Murder

Page: 339

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In July 1864, Thomas Briggs was travelling home after visiting his niece and her husband for dinner. He entered a First Class carriage on the 9.45pm Hackney service of the North London railway. At Hackney, two bank clerks entered the carriage and discovered blood in the seat cushions; also on the floor, windows and sides of the carriage. A bloodstained hat was found on the seat along with a broken link from a watch chain. The race to identify the killer and catch him as he flees on a boat to America was eagerly followed by citizens both sides of the Atlantic. Kate Colquhoun tells a gripping tale of a crime that shocked the nation.
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Themes in Modern European History 1830 1890

Themes in Modern European History 1830 1890

... 1831 Manchester–Liverpool Railway Faraday discovers magnetic electricity (
and 1834) Risings of silk workers in Lyon Factory inspection in Britain; ending of
slavery in British colonies German Customs Union First German railway Chartist
 ...

Author: Bruce Waller

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134875818

Category: History

Page: 328

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Providing a series of lively essays which reflect the skills that historians have to master when challenged by problems of evidence, interpretation, and presentation, this important new text covers the topics of France, Germany, Italy, Austria, and Russia, as well as analyzing the themes of political thought, cultural trends, the economy and warfare, international relations and imperialism. Six distinguished scholars, all of whom are regularly involved in student teaching, provide an authoritative student guide to the main contours of nineteenth-century European history when the continent's standing was at its highest and its influence spanned the globe.
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History of Rail Transport in Great Britain

History of Rail Transport in Great Britain

British Rail also started development of the world's first tilting train - the Advanced
Passenger Train (APT). ... based on conventional principles but incorporating the
newly discovered knowledgeof wheel/rail interaction andsuspension design.

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Publisher: PediaPress

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European Political Facts 1789 1848

European Political Facts 1789   1848

Slavery terminated in British possessions. Baden joins Zollverein. First German
railway between Nuremberg and Fürth. Chartist movement (–1848). First train in
London (to Greenwich). V. Considérant: Destinée sociale. Gold discovered in ...

Author: Chris Cook

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781349033089

Category: History

Page: 195

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Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Britain and the Narration of Travel in the Nineteenth Century

Certainly, Valeria's first discovery is both shocking and devastating: namely that,
three years earlier, Eustace was tried for ... legal married status that she aimed,
somewhat ironically, to conceal on their first railway journey as husband and wife
.

Author: Kate Hill

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134794737

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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Interrogating the multiple ways in which travel was narrated and mediated, by and in response to, nineteenth-century British travelers, this interdisciplinary collection examines to what extent these accounts drew on and developed existing tropes of travel. The three sections take up personal and intimate narratives that were not necessarily designed for public consumption, tales intended for a popular audience, and accounts that were more clearly linked with discourses and institutions of power, such as imperial processes of conquest and governance. Some narratives focus on the things the travelers carried, such as souvenirs from the battlefields of Britain’s imperial wars, while others show the complexity of Victorian dreams of the exotic. Still others offer a disapproving glimpse of Victorian mores through the eyes of indigenous peoples in contrast to the imperialist vision of British explorers. Swiss hotel registers, guest books, and guidebooks offer insights into the history of tourism, while new photographic technologies, the development of the telegraph system, and train travel transformed the visual, audial, and even the conjugal experience of travel. The contributors attend to issues of gender and ethnicity in essays on women travelers, South African travel narratives, and accounts of China during the Opium Wars, and analyze the influence of fictional travel narratives. Taken together, these essays show how these multiple narratives circulated, cross-fertilised, and reacted to one another to produce new narratives, new objects, and new modes of travel.
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Britain s Railway Disasters

Britain s Railway Disasters

First published in Great Britain in 2013 by Wharncliffe Transport an imprint of Pen
and Sword Books Ltd 47 Church Street ... Battleground, Discovery, Family History
, History, Maritime, Military, Naval, Politics, Railways, Select, Social History, ...

Author: Michael Foley

Publisher: Wharncliffe

ISBN: 9781473831865

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Passengers on the early railways took their lives in their hands every time they got on board a train. It was so dangerous that they could buy an insurance policy with their ticket. There seemed to be an acceptance that the level danger was tolerable in return for the speed of travel that was now available to them.British Railway Disasters looks at the most serious railway accidents from the origins of the development of the train up to the present day. Seriousness is judged on the number of those who died. Information gleaned from various newspaper reports is compared with official reports on the accidents.The book will appeal to all those with a fascination for rail transport as well as those with a love of history.Michael Foley examines the social context of how injuries and deaths on the railways were seen in the early days, as well as how claims in the courts became more common, leading to a series of medical investigations as to how travelling and crashing at high speed affected the human body
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Britain Discovered

Britain Discovered

_i Railways open 1:140 i Railways open 1920 F _ T/ir /ienlilig pru(1'. ... British l{.
1ilw.1ys. which was formed as .1 i1.1tio11alized concern 111 1948, recorded its
first overall financial deficit in the early 19_s0s. and shortly .1f'terv/.1rds .111 ...

Author: Arthur Marwick

Publisher: Miller's Publications

ISBN: NWU:35556015900525

Category: Great Britain

Page: 336

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Categories: Great Britain

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain

A uniform price for all railway services would certainly have reduced the
profitability of any given company, and of the industry as a whole. ... From there, it
was not a big step to full nationalisation, as the rail companies discovered in
1947.

Author: Roderick Floud

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521527376

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 572

View: 889

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Railways and Culture in Britain

Railways and Culture in Britain

The boat train had left Dover twenty minutes ago , travelling slowly through the
dense fog that blanketed the country ' . ... There were times during my reading ' ,
the anthologist Bryan Morgan reports , ' when it seemed that half the crime short
stories published before the first world war ... in very ordinary railway
compartments ' , C . Hamilton Ellis insists , ' as many eminent novelists quickly
discovered ' .

Author: Ian Carter

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719059666

Category: History

Page: 338

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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.
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Britain by Britrail 1992 1993

Britain by Britrail  1992 1993

Sharing Victoria Dock with the frigate Unicorn is Captain Scott's Royal Research
Ship Discovery . Built in Dundee , Britain's first scientific research vessel set sail
on her voyage to the Antarctic in 1901. Discovery will move in 1991 to become ...

Author: George Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000104920636

Category: England

Page: 320

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In addition to the complete updating of schedules and prices, this edition emphasizes Britain's ongoing renovations to its aging stations. Travel from London promises to be more enjoyable as a result of these efforts to increase travel comfort. Riding the rails will be more fun with this guide.--Los Angeles Times. 60 photographs; 4 maps.
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Britain by Britrail 1996 97

Britain by Britrail  1996 97

Ask the information center for the Unicorn and RRS Discovery brochures and
instructions to reach Victoria Dock and Discovery Quay . ... Built in Dundee ,
Britain's first scientific research vessel set sail on her voyage to the Antarctic in
1901.

Author: George Ferguson

Publisher:

ISBN: 156440742X

Category:

Page: 336

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The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain

A CIP catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library All rights
reserved. ... Sword Archaeology, Atlas, Aviation, Battleground, Discovery, Family
History, History, Maritime, Military, Naval, Politics, Railways, Select, Transport, ...

Author: M.C. Bishop

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473837478

Category: History

Page: 210

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There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of conquest and occupation, but influenced the course of British military history during subsequent ages. The author starts with the pre-Roman origins of the network (many Roman roads being built over prehistoric routes) before describing how the Roman army built, developed, maintained and used it. Then, uniquely, he moves on to the post-Roman history of the roads. He shows how they were crucial to medieval military history (try to find a medieval battle that is not near one) and the governance of the realm, fixing the itinerary of the royal progresses. Their legacy is still clear in the building of 18th century military roads and even in the development of the modern road network. Why have some parts of the network remained in use throughout?The text is supported with clear maps and photographs. Most books on Roman roads are concerned with cataloguing or tracing them, or just dealing with aspects like surveying. This one makes them part of military landscape archaeology.
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A History of Modern Britain

A History of Modern Britain

The discovery and exploitation of huge oil and gas fields far out under cold,
stormy and turbulent waters – so far out that ... creation of the railways in the
1840s.15 Its impact on the politics and public finances of Britain, first in the dying
days of ...

Author: Andrew Marr

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330513296

Category: History

Page: 640

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A History of Modern Britain by Andrew Marr confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are doing, but find themselves confounded. Every time, the British people turn out to be stroppier and harder to herd than predicted. Throughout, Britain is a country on the edge – first of invasion, then of bankruptcy, then on the vulnerable front line of the Cold War and later in the forefront of the great opening up of capital and migration now reshaping the world. This history follows all the political and economic stories, but deals too with comedy, cars, the war against homosexuals, Sixties anarchists, oil-men and punks, Margaret Thatcher's wonderful good luck, political lies and the true heroes of British theatre. This edition also includes an extra chapter charting the course from Blair to Brexit.
Categories: History

Fire and Steam

Fire and Steam

A New History of the Railways in Britain Christian Wolmar ... Batchelors Peas or
Palmolive, joined the railways, they invariably discovered that running the
railways was a far more difficult proposition than selling consumer goods to
shoppers.

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848872615

Category: History

Page: 300

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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.
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British Business in Asia Since 1860

British Business in Asia Since 1860

British. business. in. Iran,. 1860s–1970s. Frances Bostock and Geoffrey Jones”
2.1 The business of imperialism Iran, or Persia as the country was known in ... It
was a symbol of Iran's lack of development that, despite the country's large size
and severe transport difficulties, its first railway was built only in the 1930s.
However, the discovery of oil in 1908 made Iran the Middle East's first oil-
producing nation.

Author: R. P. T. Davenport-Hines

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052153058X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Eight leading business historians examine the role of British business in Iran, India, Thailand, Malaysia, China, Russian Asia, and Japan. The primary focus is on the impact of British commerce in the region, and the essays, based on research in British business archives and government papers, discuss the activities and performance of British companies.
Categories: Business & Economics