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The impact of the railway on society in Britain : essays in honour of Jack Simmons

Author: Jack Simmons; A K B Evans; John Gough
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, 2003.
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The essays that comprise this festschrift reflect the belief held by Jack Simmons that Britain's railways affected all aspects of civilised life from engineering and travel to the visual impact the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Impact of the railway on society in Britain.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT, USA : Ashgate, 2003
(OCoLC)606928272
Named Person: Jack (Historiker) Simmons
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Simmons; A K B Evans; John Gough
ISBN: 0754609499 9780754609490
OCLC Number: 49375364
Description: xxiv, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Three tributes. Jack Simmons and English local history / Alan Everitt ; Jack Simmons and Victorian studies / J. Mordaunt Crook ; Jack and museums / Dame Margaret Weston --
Jack Simmons : the making of an historian / Michael Robbins. Section I: The Railway. Origins and working: Pre-locomotive railways of Leicestershire and South Derbyshire / Marilyn Palmer and Peter Neaverson --
The transport geography of the Wigan coalfield : the canal and railway contributions / David Turnock --
Rolling stock, the railway user, and competition / Michael Harris --
A note on Midland railway operating documents / John Gough --
Financing the Bagdadbahn : Barings, the city, and the Foreign Office, 1902-3 / P.L. Cottrell. Section II: Spirit, mind and eye. The 'broad gauge' and the 'narrow gauge' : railways and religion in Victorian England / R.C. Richardson --
Railways, their builders, and the environment / Gordon Biddle --
Ruskin and the railway / J. Mordaunt Crook --
Philip Larkin's railways / Roger Craik --
Beware of the trains : reflections and a few footnotes on the railways of Suffolk / Norman Scarfe --
The train in the landscape : Dovey Junction c. 1932 / Gwyn Briwnant-Jones. Section III: The opening up of Britain. The London railway suburb 1850-1914 / Alan A. Jackson --
The railway and rural tradition 1840-1940 / Alan Everitt --
Tourism and the railways in Scotland : the Victorian and Edwardian experience / Alastair J. Durie --
Railways and the evolution of Welsh holiday resorts / Roy Millward --
Sir George Samuel Measom (1818-1901), and his railway guides / G.H. Martin. Section IV: Heritage and history. The North Eastern Railway Museum, York--
'the germ of a truly National Railway Museum' / Dieter Hopkin --
Transport museums and the public appreciation of the past / Colin Divall and Andrew Scott --
Writing the history of British railways / Terry Gourvish --
'Bibbling' the railways / George Ottley. Appendix: Jack Simmons : a bibliography of his published works / Diana Dixon and Robert Peberdy.
Responsibility: edited by A.K.B. Evans and J.V. Gough.

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