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A History of Inland Transport

And

Communication

In England

By

Edwin. A. Pratt.

1912.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER .............................. PAGE

I. INTRODUCTORY ..... 1

II. BRITAIN'S EARLIEST ROADS .... 4

III. ROADS AND THE CHURCH ........ 11

IV. EARLY TRADING CONDITIONS .... 15

V. EARLY ROAD LEGISLATION .... 28

VI. EARLY CARRIAGES ........... 35

VII. LOADS, WHEELS AND ROADS .... 43

VIII. THE COACHING ERA ..... 51

IX. THE AGE OF BAD ROADS ............. 64

X. THE TURNPIKE SYSTEM . . . . .77

XI. TRADE AND TRANSPORT IN THE TURNPIKE ERA 85

XII. .SCIENTIFIC ROAD-MAKING .......... 98

XIII. RIVERS AND RIVER TRANSPORT . . . 108

XIV. RIVER IMPROVEMENT AND INDUSTRIAL EXPANSION 128

XV. DISADVANTAGES OF RIVER NAVIGATION. . 150

XVI. THE CANAL ERA .......... 165

XVII THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION. . . .186

XVIII EVOLUTION OF THE RAILWAY . . . .195

XIX THE RAILWAY ERA ...... 222

XX RAILWAY EXPANSION ..... 242

XXL RAILWAYS AND THE STATE . .258

XXII. DECLINE OF CANALS . .294

XXIII. DECLINE OF TURNPIKES ..... 312

XXIV. END OF THE COACHING ERA . . 325

XXV. RAILWAY RATES AND CHARGES . . 335

XXVI. THE RAILWAY SYSTEM TO-DAY . . -359

XXVII. WHAT THE RAILWAYS HAVE DONE . . .385

XXVIII. RAILWAYS A NATIONAL INDUSTRY . . .405

XXIX. TRAMWAYS, MOTOR - BUSES AND RAIL - LESS

ELECTRIC TRACTION ..... 453

XXX. CYCLES, MOTOR-VEHICLES AND TUBES . . 472

XXXI. THE OUTLOOK ..... 494

AUTHORITIES . . . . . . 514

INDEX:

Mention to Sheffield in pages;

55 ;

69

123 - 124

142 - 143

148 - 149

191

204

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