Traffic and Transport: An Economic History of Pickfords, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Traffic and Transport

An Economic History of Pickfords, 1st Edition

By Gerald L. Turnbull


206 pages

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This book, fist published in 1979, traces the growth of Britain’s inland transportation systems, chiefly for goods traffic, by road, canal and railway, from the early seventeenth century to the eve of nationalisation in 1947. The book focuses on the history of Pickfords, long a prominent member of the transport industry, and provides new insights into the many ways that the organisation and supply of these inland services were affected by successive changes in transport modes and technology.

Table of Contents

1. The Background: The Road Carrying Trade 2. The Business Established 3. Back From the Brink: 1800-47 4. Pickfords and Road Transport, 1750-1850 5. Pickfords Canal Carrier, 1785-1850 6. Railways, 1825-47: Hopes Raised and Dashed 7. The Railway Agent, 1847-1900 8. Rail, Road and Reconstruction, 1900-33 9. From Railway Ownership to Nationalisation

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Routledge Library Editions: Transport Economics

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General