Transport during the British Industrial Revolution
Transportation of goods to factories, and of finished products from them, was limited by high transport costs along roads to their destinations. This was not too severe in the case of light valuable ...
Turnpike trust
Turnpike trusts were bodies set up by individual acts of Parliament, with powers to collect road tolls for maintaining the principal roads in Britain from the 17th but especially during the 18th and 1...
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History of rail transport
Including systems with man or horse power, and tracks or guides made of stone or wood, the history of rail transport dates back as far as the ancient Greeks.Wagonways were relatively common in Europe ...
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History of rail transport in the United States
Railroads played a large role in the development of the United States from the industrial revolution in the North-east 1810–50 to the settlement of the West 1850–1890. The American railroad mania bega...
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Russian Railways
JSC Russian Railways (JSC RZD; Russian: Российские железные дороги (РЖД) Rossiyskie zheleznye dorogi (RZhD)), is a Russian vertically integrated company, both managing infrastructure and operatin...
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Rail transport in Russia
Rail transport in Russia has been called as one of the economic wonders of the 19th, 20th, and 21st century. The Russian railways are ranked second longest globally, behind the railways of the United ...
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History of rail transport in Russia
In Russia, the largest country in the world, its geography of N.-S. rivers and E.-W. commerce made it very suited to develop railroads as its basic mode of transportation. Railroad traffic in the Rus...
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History of rail transport in France
The history of rail transport in France dates from the first French railway in 1832 to present-day enterprises such as the AGV.
During the 19th century, railway construction began in France with s...
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History of rail transport in Pakistan
Pakistan has a rich railway heritage spanning almost 200 years which it owes the British. It was in 1847 when the first railway was imagined but it was not until 1861 when it came into existence in th...
History of rail transport in Pakistan - Wikipedia
History of rail transport in India
The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. In 1853, there was not a single kilometer of railway line in India. By 1929, there were 66,000 km (41,000 mi) of r...
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History of rail transport in Great Britain
The railway system of Great Britain, the principal territory of the United Kingdom, is the oldest in the world. The system was originally built as a patchwork of local rail links operated by small pri...
History of rail transport in Great Britain - Wikipedia
Wagonway
Wagonways (or Waggonways) consisted of the horses, equipment and tracks used for hauling wagons, which preceded steam-powered railways. The terms "plateway", "tramway" and in some places, "dramway" ar...
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Intercolonial Railway
The Intercolonial Railway of Canada (reporting mark IRC), also referred to as the Intercolonial Railway (ICR), was a historic Canadian railway that operated from 1872 to 1918, when it became part of C...
Intercolonial Railway - Wikipedia