Mark Casson, "The World's First Railway System"
O–-rd U,….ty Press | ISBN: 0199213976 | 2009 | PDF | 556 pages | 2,79 mb
The British railway network was a monument to Victorian private enterprise. Its masterpieces of civil engineering were emulated around the world. But its performance was controversial: praised for promoting a high density of lines, it was also criticised for wasteful duplication of routes.