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The Railway Age

By: Robbins, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 15785

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[a lovely, crisp copy, which appears to have never been opened, let alone read; jacket shows very faint soiling, still attractive and unworn]. "After a sketch of the origin and growth of railways in Britain, [the author] looks in turn at their impact on society, on the landscape, on the opening-up of the world, and on the conduct of wars; and there are chapters on teh men who made and worked them, on the directors and managers, and on their financial and industrial background. This is an informal essay, designed to throw light on the origins of much that we take for granted today -- such ... View more info