By Teresa Van Hoy
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The British railway community was once a monument to Victorian inner most company. Its masterpieces of civil engineering have been emulated around the globe. yet its functionality was once arguable: praised for selling a excessive density of traces, it was once additionally criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. this can be the 1st historical past of the British railway procedure written from a contemporary fiscal standpoint.
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