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The British railway community used to be a monument to Victorian deepest company. Its masterpieces of civil engineering have been emulated around the globe. yet its functionality was once debatable: praised for selling a excessive density of strains, it used to be additionally criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. this is often the 1st background of the British railway approach written from a latest financial point of view.
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