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How the railway companies are crippling British industry and destroying the canals

Spence, Peter J.P.

How the railway companies are crippling British industry and destroying the canals

with suggestions for reforming the whole system of railway charges, and rescuing the water ways permanently for the nation : being the evidence given (at the suggestion of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce) before the House of Commons" Committee on Railway Rates (1881-2)

by Spence, Peter J.P.

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Published by Tubbs, Brook, and Chrystal in Manchester .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.
    • Subjects:
    • Railroads and state -- Great Britain.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Peter Spence, J.P.
      ContributionsYA Pamphlet Collection (Library of Congress)
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsYA 8680
      The Physical Object
      Pagination28 p. ;
      Number of Pages28
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1365437M
      LC Control Number92839083

      either to shippers or to society than canals or waterways"yet it does seem that the reduction in carrying costs brought about in Britain by the coming of the railway did not have an immediately overwhelming impact on industry, and that the effects which it did have operated at least as much through compelling canals to bring. So the British railways pass into the ownership of the State's instrument - the British Transport Commission. On the twenty-fifth birthday of the four great group companies - they came into.

      "The Railway Companies and the Growth of Trade Unionism in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" by Geoffrey Alderman The Historical Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1. (Mar., ), pp. in JSTOR; deals with British unions useful books: Not on line (for sale at ) Jack Simmons & Gordon Biddle, eds. The Luddites attacked whole factories in northern England beginning in , destroying labor-saving machinery. Outside the factories, mob disorder took the form of riots, mainly because of the poor living and working conditions of the workers.

      This rapid expansion of railways gave a tremendous boost to the iron and coal industries. It was also estimated that by the s the railway companies were using over million bricks a year. By , over £ million had been invested in British railway companies and 8, miles (12, kilometres) of track had been built. The Railways Act , also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government and intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition and retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of Introduced by: Eric Geddes.


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