Railway Empire

Railway Empire

How the British Gave Railways to the World

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"The British were at the forefront of railway development for the first fifty years of the nineteenth century. [This book] tells the story of how the British gave railways to the world, not only in the empire, but also in countries outside areas of direct influence. It is often forgotten today that the British were responsible for the construction and management of a large proportion of the railways constructed in Africa, South America and Australasia not to mention many thousands of miles of mileage in Asia, India, Malaya, Burma, China and Japan. This book looks at the political, economic and technical aspects of this development, which made Britain a country at the forefront of this form of transport."--Book jacket.
Publisher: Barnsley, South Yorkshire : Pen & Sword Transport, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781473843691
1473843693
Call Number: 385.09 B953r
Characteristics: 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Burton, Anthony 1934- Railway empire

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