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4.0 out of 5 stars Critical summary of social and other aspects of the coming of railways, 6 May 2014
This review is from: The Victorian Railway (Paperback)
A scholarly account of many aspects of the railways from 1830 to 1914. Jack Simmons obviously has done his research well, the references need 25 pages of notes.

He is critical of the railways and sets his thoughts in the context of social and literary themes and where he thinks the railways were less than perfect he says so. Often we think poor public relations or bad time-keeping is a modern phenomenon - it was probably worse in the 19th century!

Some interesting arguments and generally quite readable - although some quibbles, howbeit minor. He sees little of railways in literature yet despite a section on Charles Dickens does not mention his short story "The Signalman"; nor the "Railway Children" which was published in 1906.

However a recommended read.
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