The History of The Great Northern Railway: 1845 - 1902, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The History of The Great Northern Railway

1845 - 1902, 1st Edition

By Charles H. Grinling

Routledge

464 pages

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Published in 1903, this book provides a complete account of the origin and development of the Great Northern Railway Company from its inception to the year 1802, a period of around 60 years.

Table of Contents

1. In the Reign of King Hudson: Ancestry and Birth of The Hero (1833 – 1844). 2. How "Five Kings" Issued an Edict To "Strangle the Monster Infant at Its Birth" (1844 – 1845). 3. Who Is to Rear The Infant?: The Mothers Before Solomon (1845). 4. The Infant Is Christened and Given Leave to Grow (1845 – 1846). 5. The Hero Grows Up Amid Straitened Circumstances and Gets to Work in The Country in A Very Small Way (1846 – 48). 6. The Hero Comes to London: End of The Reign of King Hudson (1848 – 1850). 7. The Fight With "The Euston Square Confederacy": The Battle of The Exhibition Year (1850 – 1851). 8. "Finis Coronat Opus" (1852). 9. The South Yorkshire Split: The Breaking-Down of The Barriers (1853 – 1855). 10. "The Battle of The Railways": Break-up of the "Confederacy" (1855 – 1858). 11. An Isolated Incident: The Frauds of Leopold Redpath (1856 – 1858). 12. The Midland Aggression (1858 – 1863). 13. The Great Eastern Attack and Other Matters (1863 – 1865). 14. General Progress, Interrupted by A Startling Accident (1866 – 1867). 15. The "Coal War" And The C.O.A.L Line (1868 – 1871). 16. The Invasion of The Midlands (1871 – 1872). 17. The Campaign Of 1873, Including A Parliamentary Fight of Thirty Days (1872 – 1873). 18. The Zenith of Prosperity: The Suburban Increment- The Abbotts Ripton Accident (1873 – 1876). 19. Hard Times – The Arlesey Siding Accident – The Cheshire Lines "Lane": The "Great Eastern Questions" Settled at Last (1878 – 1878). 20. Going Slow – The Fifty-Year Agreement: The Suburban Incubus (1878 – 1881). 21. General Progress (1881 – 1885). 22. A Gathering Storm: The Bridge Building Achievements - The Conversation of Stock (1889 – 1890). 23. The Fifth Line to London: The Suburban Incubus once more – The Great Northern and Midland Joint System – The Race to Aberdeen (1890 – 1895). 24. Mr. Jackson’s Chairmanship: 1895 – 1903. 25. Index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI030000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOC015000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography