Road Transport Before the Railways
Russell's London Flying Waggons
By (author) Dorian Gerhold
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Road Transport Before the Railways by Dorian Gerhold
Book DescriptionThis 1993 book examines the road haulage trade in England when it depended on horses and wagons, chiefly through the letters and papers of one of the largest firms which operated between the West Country and London in the early nineteenth century. Other documents extend the coverage of the firm's history from the seventeenth century to the mid-nineteenth century, making it possible to examine how road transport changed during the course of two centuries. The Russell letters are all extraordinary and unique survival, showing in detail how the firm managed to convey up to six tons at a time in all weathers, how dominated it was by the capabilities and needs of the horse, how reliable its services were, who it served and how important it was to a variety of users. In sum the book provides a full account of the road haulage industry from the seventeenth century until the coming of the railways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521090148
(244mm x 170mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dorian Gerhold
Carriers and Coachmasters, Hardback (January 2005)
Roads and road transport before the turnpikes have had a bad press, but little attempt has been made to investigate what road services for goods and passengers were really like, and how they were organised. This book examines the London carriers and stage-coach men, from the 1650s to the 1760s, when turnpikes began to have a significant effect.
Rise and Rise of Road Transport, 1700-1990, Paperback (September 1995)
An important survey of the development of road transport in Britain.
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This 1993 book examines the road haulage trade in England when it depended on horses and wagons.
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