Great Britain and Ireland-1852. Armchair time travellers Railway Atlas with foreword by Vic Bradshaw-Mitchell. Especially for those who have obtained a copy of the recent facsimile of Bradshaw's Guide 1866, this pictorial treasure trove of visual historic mapping will enable armchair travel at its very best, transporting you back to Victorian Britain.
This pictorial treasure trove of visual historic mapping will enable armchair time travel at its very best. At the core of this book is the reproduction of the very last detailed railway map that was produced by George Bradshaw in 1852.
An Historical Geography of Railways in Great Britain and Ireland
Although a great deal has been published on the economic, social and engineering history of nineteenth-century railways, the work of historical geographers has been much less conspicuous. This overview by David Turnock goes a long way towards restoring the balance. It details every important aspect of the railway’s influence on spatial distribution of economic and social change, providing a full account of the nineteenth-century geography of the British Isles seen in the context of the railway. The book reviews and explains the shape of the developing railway network, beginning with the pre-steam railways and connections between existing road and water communications and the new rail lines. The author also discusses the impact of the railways on the patterns of industrial, urban and rural change throughout the century. Throughout, the historical geography of Ireland is treated in equal detail to that of Great Britain.