2 edition of Some curiosities of railways and railway working. found in the catalog.
Some curiosities of railways and railway working.
C. R. Clinker
Read at meeting on December 18th, 1928.
|Series||Proceedings of the Great Western Railway (Bristol) Lecture and Debating Society, session 1928-29, no. 96|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||12|
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PUBLIC WORLD / HOW THE RAILWAYS TRANSFORMED THE WORLD / BRENDAN MARTIN 2 fascinating book is that it tells a far richer and more complex story than that would suggest. Indeed, it shows how railways made work no less tedious or hard for many people, but far more profitable for their employers, particularly in colonies with rich natural Size: KB. Facts on railways • TOPICS. the development of railway transport has always become a challenge as for other modes of transport. The plan has expected some outcomes in terms of the.
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