By Roger DuPuis II
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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 around the globe. yet its functionality used to be debatable: praised for selling a excessive density of strains, it was once additionally criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. this can be the 1st heritage of the British railway procedure written from a contemporary monetary viewpoint.
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