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British railways and canals in relation to British trade and government control

Hercules pseud.

British railways and canals in relation to British trade and government control

by Hercules pseud.

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Published by Field and Tuer, Simpkin, Marshall & Co. in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Hercules.
The Physical Object
Pagination234, [2]p. ;
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17224444M

British journalist (10 years on editorial staff of The Times); writer of biographies and works on railways, canals, agriculture, alcohol licensing, trades unions, etc. Edwin Augustus Pratt Q Edwin Augustus Pratt Edwin Augustus Pratt Pratt,_Edwin Augustus.   More than 40 years after its publication, the Beeching Report on British railways remains controversial for recommending the closure of a third of Britain’s railways. In this book, Charles Loft examines: why the nationalized railways were in such dire financial straits by ; how government work on future transport needs led to.

  On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways - Kindle edition by Wolmar, Christian. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's s: The North British Railway was a British railway company, based in Edinburgh, was established in , with the intention of linking with English railways at Berwick. The line opened in , and from the outset the Company followed a policy of expanding its geographical area, and competing with the Caledonian Railway in particular. In doing so it committed huge sums .

British Railways, byname British Rail, former national railway system of Great Britain, created by the Transport Act of , which inaugurated public ownership of the first railroad built in Great Britain to use steam locomotives was the Stockton and Darlington, opened in It used a steam locomotive built by George Stephenson and was practical only for hauling minerals. The Ponts et Chaussées, had very close control over the construction of roads, bridges, and canals in France; therefore, it was inevitable that the new railways would also fall under the government's close scrutiny. Other reasons also led the French government to control its railways closely. Unlike Britain or the United States, France as a.


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British railways and canals in relation to British trade and government control. By pseud. Hercules. Abstract. Mode of access: Internet Topics: Canals, Railroads, Railroads, Railroads and state.

Publisher Author: pseud. Hercules. The book traces government regulation of British railways from its beginnings in eISBN: Subjects: Law, Transportation Studies, Political Science, Economics.

IWI offers here a bibliography of publications in English on canals and waterways. We are indebted to the late Albright ‘Zip’ Zimmermann of the Canal Society of Pennsylvania and to Mark Baldwin, specialist bookseller in the UK and author of valuable, detailed bibliographies published in the s, for their contributions, indicated in the last column.

[ ]. Related Questions. What has the author Hercules written. Hercules has written: 'British railways and canals in relation to British trade and government control'. Beginning from the s, the colonial state, across British India began constructing large scale public works projects, namely, the railways and canals.

These projects evoked interest among the British parliament, military engi-neers, colonial administrators, local rulers and later nationalist politicians. For instance, a famous debate ensued.

Hercules has written: 'British railways and canals in relation to British trade and government control'. The commercial canal system, laid out in the British Isles in the 18th century, was officially known as the 'Inland Navigation System'.

The diggers of these canals. Roads, Railways and Canals. Transport in the Industrial Revolution. Transport changed very quickly in the period as a result of an increased need for better methods of moving goods, new technologies and large scale investment in the countries infra-structure (communications network).

The result of the hanges in the Industrial Revolution was a. smaller vessels on rivers and in the coastal trade. Along with technological change there was tremendous investment in transport infrastructure most notably in the canal and rail network.

By Britain had experienced what historians have called a transport revolution (Bagwell ). The Beeching Report of dealt a hammerblow to British Railways. The government of the day welcomed the report; it saw roads as the way forward, and British Railways as a shambolic, financially incompetent drain on the state’s purse.

British Railways as a brand had become completely toxic. The union of steam and iron rails produced the railways, a form of transport which boomed in the late 19th century, affecting industry and social life. Menu Home.

Le Guillou, M., ‘Freight rates and their influence on the Black Country iron trade in a period of growing domestic and foreign competition, ’, Journal of Transport History, ns, Vol. 3, (), pp.Joby, R.S., ‘Goods traffic on the Eastern Counties Railway from ’, Journal of the Railway & Canal Historical Society, Vol.

32, (), pp.and. British shareholders made absurd amounts of money by investing in the railways, where the government guaranteed returns double those of government stocks, paid entirely from Indian, and not.

This was enshrined in the Railways Act and postponed any thoughts of nationalisation. Speaking of this time in the development of the railways, Wikipedia tells us that, “during the First World War the railway network was taken under government control and run by the Railway Executive Committee of the Government.

Carlisle Canal. The city of Carlisle is in Cumbria in north-west England, at a strategic transport location at the crossing of the River Eden (of which it was the lowest bridging point). The Eden flows westward into the Solway Firth, a wide body of water that forms a natural ort by shipping could not be brought to Carlisle due to shoaling in the Solway and Eden.

The British, with their small army, could not have kept hold of a turbulent country for so long without the ability of the railways to move troops around quickly.

After a slow start inthe construction of the railway network envisaged by Lord Dalhousie was sped up rapidly after the Rebellion. The railways were an instrument of control.

of Trade wide powers to regulate the hours of adult male railway workers.8 In 5 The one important exception being the definitive work by H.

Clegg, A. Fox and A. Thompson, A History of British Trade Unions since I To illustrate the extreme disarray into which the British rail system has plunged, consider this following historical fact:Inas locomotive design.

The Government took control of the lines when hostili- ties began, but Government control merely provided the agency through which the railwaymen them- selves rallied to employ their resources as an effective instrument of war.

The British and German railway organisations before the war presented a striking contrast. As Wolmar shows in his accounts of early railways in Britain and India, national differences in economic and social development are shaped by international power relationships.

The book begins with what he calls the “first global news story”, the opening of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. nationalization occurred between and as the colonial government assumed full control over operations.

Second, the performance of Indian railways can be classified into twoperiods: preandpost Therewasatrendtohigheroutput,productivity,and profits between andbut after there was a leveling off. Fares and freight.Designed as the introductory volume of a series of books—by various writers—dealing with our "National Industries," the present work aims at telling the story of inland transport and communication from the earliest times to the present date, showing, more especially, the effect which the gradual development thereof, in successive stages, and under ever-varying .Although an India without its railways is unimaginable, both sides of the balance sheet need to be taken into account, and this does mean examining the negative effects of the "great legacy." — Jacqueline Banerjee.

Select Bibliography. Allen. Plain Tales from the Raj: Images of British India in the Twentieth Century. New Delhi: Rupa & Co.,