Journals Higher Education



09 November 2009

448 Pages | Lithograph illus., figs., tables

ISBN: 9780199213979

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The World's First Railway System

Enterprise, Competition, and Regulation on the Railway Network in Victorian Britain

Mark Casson

  • First modern economic history of the British railway system - a definitive reference source
  • Uses counterfactual analysis to show how the British railway system could have developed, but didn't due to political and commercial pressures
  • Provides detailed guides to a range of historical sources, including the first systematic use of deposited railway plans
  • Contains a range of contemporary illustrations

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