Railways — A New Age?

  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey
Part of the Documents and Debates book series (DD)


The great Victorian economist, Alfred Marshall, observed, ‘the dominant fact … is the development not of manufacturing but of the transport industries.’ Like any other statement we should not accept this at face value but inquire by what means we can test such a hypothesis.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Further reading

  1. Michael Robbins, The Railway Age (1961);Google Scholar
  2. J. R. Kellett, The Impact of Railways on Victorian Cities (1967);Google Scholar
  3. P. O’Brien, The New Economic History of the Railways (1977);Google Scholar
  4. G. Alderman, The Railway Interest (1973).Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Neil Tonge and Michael Quincey 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Tonge
  • Michael Quincey

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations