Early Victorian Railway Excursions

Early Victorian Railway Excursions

The Million Go Forth

Hardback206pp Illustrated244x172mm

9781473835283     Product Code: 508645

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The first railway entrepreneurs considered that their real business would be in freight, the tremendous demand for passenger travel coming as something of a surprise. This well-researched history challenges the traditional notion of rail travel as a middle-class activity in the first decades of steam, exploring the cheap excursions that were promoted to the working classes by enterprising tour operators and railway companies, and revealing the appalling conditions, often in open carriages, that the day trippers had to endure.

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