A History of Inland Transport and Communication in England
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A History of Inland Transport and Communication in England

By Edwin A. Pratt
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Table of Contents
  • PREFATORY NOTE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • CHAPTER I. INTRODUCTORY
  • CHAPTER II. BRITAIN'S EARLIEST ROADS
  • CHAPTER III. ROADS AND THE CHURCH
  • CHAPTER IV. EARLY TRADING CONDITIONS
  • CHAPTER V. EARLY ROAD LEGISLATION
  • CHAPTER VI. EARLY CARRIAGES
  • CHAPTER VII. LOADS, WHEELS AND ROADS
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE COACHING ERA
  • CHAPTER IX. THE AGE OF BAD ROADS
  • CHAPTER X. THE TURNPIKE SYSTEM
  • CHAPTER XI. TRADE AND TRANSPORT IN THE TURNPIKE ERA
  • CHAPTER XII. SCIENTIFIC ROAD-MAKING
  • CHAPTER XIII. RIVERS AND RIVER TRANSPORT
  • CHAPTER XIV. RIVER IMPROVEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION
  • CHAPTER XV. DISADVANTAGES OF RIVER NAVIGATION
  • CHAPTER XVI. THE CANAL ERA
  • CHAPTER XVII. THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
  • CHAPTER XVIII. EVOLUTION OF THE RAILWAY
  • CHAPTER XIX. THE RAILWAY ERA
  • CHAPTER XX. RAILWAY EXPANSION
  • CHAPTER XXI. RAILWAYS AND THE STATE
  • CHAPTER XXII. DECLINE OF CANALS
  • CHAPTER XXIII. DECLINE OF TURNPIKES
  • CHAPTER XXIV. END OF THE COACHING ERA
  • CHAPTER XXV. RAILWAY RATES AND CHARGES
  • CHAPTER XXVI. THE RAILWAY SYSTEM TO-DAY
  • CHAPTER XXVII. WHAT THE RAILWAYS HAVE DONE
  • CHAPTER XXVIII. RAILWAYS A NATIONAL INDUSTRY
  • CHAPTER XXIX. TRAMWAYS, MOTOR-BUSES AND RAILLESS ELECTRIC TRACTION
  • CHAPTER XXX. CYCLES, MOTOR-VEHICLES AND TUBES
  • CHAPTER XXXI. THE OUTLOOK
  • AUTHORITIES.
  • INDEX.
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