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The Victorian Railway By Jack Simmons

The Victorian Railway
by Jack Simmons

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The railway was the creation of the Victorian age. This book examines every aspect of the railway in Victorian times, from the origins and initial construction to the spreading impact on the nation, and from engineers and financiers to the affect on leisure and the environment.
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The Victorian Railway by Jack Simmons

The railway was the creation of the Victorian age. It transformed the whole social and intellectual fabric of Britain, affected Victorian thought and language, figured in the literature of the age, inspired artists, changed communications and expanded horizons. This book examines every aspect of the railway in Victorian times, from the origins and initial construction to the spreading impact on the nation, and from engineers and financiers to the affect on leisure and the environment. This text should contribute to an understanding of British history and the nature of Britain today.

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Table of Contents


Images; structures; plates 1-32; machinery; practitioners; the artist's eye; plates 33-60; the railway's vandalism; language and literacy; literature; mails and telecommunications; the press and the book trade; publicity and public relations; leisure (i) - the excursion train and the railway Sunday; leisure (ii) - tourism and family holidays; mobility; uniformity and difference; loss and gain.

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GOR001027549
The Victorian Railway by Jack Simmons
Jack Simmons
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Thames & Hudson Ltd
1995-06-30
416
0500278407
9780500278406
N/A
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