The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities

By John R. Kellett

© 2006 – Routledge

514 pages

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About the Book

The arrival of the railway was one of the most far reaching events in the history of the Victorian city. The present study, based upon detailed case histories of Britain's five largest cities (London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester and Liverpool), shows how the railways gave Victorian cities their compact shape, influenced topography and character of their central districts, and determines the nature of suburban expansion.

This book was first published in 1969.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction and summary

Part One: 'Natural Growth' in Urban Railways

2. Did the Victorians count social costs?

3. Railway profits and the Victorian city

4. Municipal authority and the railway companies

Part Two: Case Histories

5. Birmingham

6. Manchester

7. Liverpool

8. Glasgow

9. London

Part Three: The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities

10. The railway as an agent of internal change in Victorian cities: the city centre

11. The railway as an agent of internal change in Victorian cities: the inner city districts and the suburbs

12. Railways and land market

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference