By Judith D. Christensen
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The British railway community used to be a monument to Victorian inner most company. Its masterpieces of civil engineering have been emulated world wide. yet its functionality was once arguable: praised for selling a excessive density of strains, it used to be additionally criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. this is often the 1st historical past of the British railway process written from a latest monetary point of view.
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