This essential guide not only describes their origins and ways of working, but opens up a world of discovery in a little-documented part of Britain's transport history.
Author: Mark Jones
Publisher: History PressLtd
Discovering Britain's First Railways is devoted to the history, rediscovery and exploration of Britain's first railways, examining its network of over 1,500 miles of horse-drawn tramroads and waggonways. This essential guide not only describes their origins and ways of working, but opens up a world of discovery in a little-documented part of Britain's transport history. Tramways across the Britain, from Cornwall to Scotland, are documented and their remains detailed in a lively and informative style, making this an ideal reference book for social historians and railway enthusiasts as well as an invaluable walking guide with routes and maps around the country. Unlike a lot of former British Railways branch lines, many of these routes are now public rights of way enabling walkers and often cyclists to explore some spectacular and hitherto little-known countryside on a safe and level path.
This is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain.
Author: T. R. Gourvish
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Business & Economics
This is a business history of the first twenty-five years of nationalised railways in Britain. Commissioned by the British Railways Board and based on the Board's extensive archives, it breaks new ground in analysing fully the dynamics of nationalised industry management and, in particular, the complexities of the vital relationship with government. After exploring the origins of nationalisation, the book deals with the organisation, financial performance, investment and commercial policies of the British Transport Commission (1948-2), Railway Executive (1948-53) and British Railways Board (1963-73). The special problems of the railway industry, unique in its complexity, are fully explored, and new calculations of profit and loss, investment, and productivity are provided on a consistent basis for 1948-73. This business history thus represents a major contribution not only to the debate about the role of the railways in a modem economy but also to that concerning the nationalised industries, which have proved to be one of the most enduring problems of the British economy since the War.
Meanwhile a brisk trade had sprung up between the Colonies and Great Britain ,
as well as with other countries . ... The first railway built in the United States was
one three miles in length , that connected the granite quarries at Quincy ...
Tolansky was inaccurate in his on train performance perhaps does less a railway
signal - box and of a computer , a remarks when commenting on the first than
justice to the activities of British similarity in logic which may perhaps be ...
1854 Britain recognised independence of Orange Free State [OFS) in
Convention of Bloemfontein. First Cape ... 1860 First railway, a link of 3 km
between the Point and Port Natal, in operation. ... 1867 First diamond discovered
16 LOOKING BACK AT IMPORTANT SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORI - 1870
Diamond fields annexed by Britain . Gold discovered in CAL EVENTS Murchison
range . ... Afrikaner women and children who died in concentration 1860 The first railway , a link of two miles between the Point and camps during Second War of ...
1488 Bartholomew Diaz discovered the Cape . ... On Christmas Day , 1497 ,
Vasco da Gama discovered Natal . ... 1854 Britain recognised independence of
Orange Free State in Convention of Bloemfontein 1860 The first railway , a link of
WATER BARRIERS River estuaries in many parts of Britain posed a problem for
the railway builders . ... The first Tay Bridge was partly 1 Part of this bridge was
destroyed when a ship collided with it in thick fog in October 1960 . blown down
Date and Method of Discovery Date of discovery This chapter analyses the date
of discovery ( or the date of first ... especially the building of the railways , and
new methods of agriculture , including the mechanisation of farming which led to
Author: South African Information ServicePublish On: 1973
LOOKING BACK IMPORTANT SOUTH AFRICAN HISTORICAL 1870 Diamond
fields annexed by Britain . ... 1873 Gold discovered in Lydenburg district . ...
Income tax 1860 The first railway , a link of two miles between the Point
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
Author: Andrew Cobbing
Category: Social Science
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.
Author: LaVerne Ferguson-KosinskiPublish On: 2005-11
164 SCOTLAND Rail Travel in Scotland What better way to visit a country famous
for its hospitality , scenery , and history than by train ? First ScotRail provides a
variety of ways to discover Scotland . It operates 2 , 000 daily departures to 354 ...
Author: LaVerne Ferguson-Kosinski
For twenty-six years, Britain by BritRail has been the best-selling and most respected rail guide to the British train system. This time-tested book provides the most up-to-date information on fares, schedules, and pass options. It is also filled with tips on keeping costs down, traveling light, conquering jet lag, and exchanging currency. Learn how to use London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Cardiff as base cities for more than forty rail trips and day excursions to outlying areas and points of interest in England, Scotland, and Wales, from the medievel city of York to Dover and its famous cliffs. Readers will become their own tour guides and set their own paces with this book in hand. It is the perfect traveling companion for unhurried, comfortable, and scenic train travel in Britain.
Britain recognized independence of Transvaal in Sand River Convention , In
January 1852 , Edmund Morehead handed the editor of the Natal Times , Port
Natal , a small ... 1860 The first railway , a link of two miles between the Point and
Port Natal , opened to traffic . ... 1867 First diamond discovered near Hopetown .
VIDEO DIRECTORY 1999 SUBJECT INDEX / 3131 GREAT BRITAIN Ballad to
Scotland The Bath Video The Beauty of Ireland The Beauty of ... Touring Ireland
The British Isles Series The British Museum : The House Itself British Rail
Journeys British Rail Journeys l : Edinburgh to ... Discovering England Discovering Scotland Discovering Wales Dragonquest : Sacred Sites of Britain Early Victorian London ...
Detailed commentary on the geography and history of each line, from leading railway expert Julian Holland, is complemented by prestigious Times mapping and beautiful photography.
Author: Julian Holland
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Railroad travel
Discover the fascinating histories and routes of 50 of the world's most scenic railways. Railway expert Julian Holland takes you on a journey around the world. Take a journey around the world by rail, from the American Rockies to the Australian outback, covering 50 routes from 35 countries. Detailed commentary on the geography and history of each line, from leading railways expert Julian Holland, is complemented by prestigious Times mapping and beautiful photography.
1854 Britain recognized independence of Orange Free State in Convention of
Bloemfontein . First ... 1860 The first railway , a link of two miles between the
Point and Port Natal , opened to traffic . ... Diamonds discovered near Kimberley .
With the anniversary, this new collection will celebrate Michael's top fifty journeys from the hundreds he has covered, adding more insight and analysis to some of the greatest railway lines, stations, bridges, viaducts and tunnels the ...
Author: Michael Portillo
Publisher: Hachette UK
It is now over a decade since the much-loved Great British Railway Journeys series set off on its incredible run discovering the cultural, social and engineering landscape of the United Kingdom through the prism of George Bradshaw's Handbook to rail travel. Veteran politician and ex cabinet minister Michael Portillo has since presented eleven seasons of this ever-popular show on BBC Two, covering every part of the existing train network in Britain, as well as others that were closed as a result of the Beeching Report in 1963. Across a decade of these journeys, Portillo has celebrated how every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was opened up by the railway line as a result of the Industrial Revolution, thus giving fans a unique insight into our shared past of train travel since the Victorian era. With the anniversary, this new collection will celebrate Michael's top fifty journeys from the hundreds he has covered, adding more insight and analysis to some of the greatest railway lines, stations, bridges, viaducts and tunnels the Victorians built to create the world we now live in. From Paddington Station to the Clifton Suspension Bridge; the Southend Pier line to the milk wagons departing from Blake Hall Station. An unrivalled narrative to be treasured. Greatest British Railway Journeys is both a celebratory and charming ride through our country's beloved history - all from the unique position of a train seat.