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The Development of Transportation in Modern England

The Development of Transportation in Modern England
2 Part Paperback Set

  • Date Published: April 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107692206

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  • Originally published in 1916, this is a two-volume set on the history of transportation in modern England, taking the term 'modern' as meaning 'the period beginning with about the close of the fifteenth century and ending with approximately the middle of the nineteenth century'. Volume one covers the period from 1500 up until the introduction of steam and volume two focuses on the development of railways and the effect of this change on other modes of transportation. Both books contain detailed textual notes and a comprehensive bibliography is also included. This set will be of value to anyone with an interest in transportation and British history.

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    • Date Published: April 2014
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107692206
    • length: 852 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 169 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. Introduction
    2. Roads and road legislation, 1500–1750
    3. River navigation, 1500–1750
    4. Roads and their improvement, 1750–1830
    5. Inland navigation, 1750–1830
    6. Steam navigation. Volume 2:
    7. Development of railways
    8. Effects of steam upon road transportation
    9. Competition of railways and canals
    Appendix 1. River Weaver navigation
    Appendix 2. Shapleigh on Highways (1749)
    Appendix 3. Hawkins on the Laws of Highways (1763)
    Appendix 4. On letting the tolls
    Appendix 5. Rate of travelling, 1750–1830
    Appendix 6. Cost of travelling, 1750–1830
    Appendix 7. Cost of carriage of goods by land, 1750–1830
    Appendix 8. Statistics of comparative cost of carriage by road and inland navigation
    Appendix 9. Table of canal and railway amalgamations, 1846–72
    Appendix 10. Statistics showing effects of railways in reducing canal freight rates
    Appendix 11. Statistics showing extent to which freight rates were raised through amalgamations of canals and railways
    Appendix 12. Illustrations of the way in which canals sometimes maintained competition against the railways
    Appendix 13. Statistical view of highway and canal legislation
    Appendix 14. Pickford et al. v. The Grand Junction Railway Company

  • Author

    W. T. Jackman

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