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British railways and road haulage competition, 1919-1939

Peter Scott

British railways and road haulage competition, 1919-1939

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Published by University of Portsmouth, Dept. of Economics in Portsmouth .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Peter Scott.
SeriesDiscussion papers / University of Portsmouth, Department of Economics -- no.100
The Physical Object
Pagination30p. ;
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17308627M


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British Railways and the Challenge from Road Haulage: –39 Peter Scott. British Railways and the Challenge from Road Haulage: –39, Twentieth Century British History, Vol Issue 2, This article examines road–rail competition for freight traffic. It demonstrates that, contrary to previous accounts—which have been Cited by: 5.

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The Companion to British Road Haulage History presents. The railway network in Great Britain has been used to transport goods of various types and in varying volumes since the early 19th century.

Network Rail, which owns and maintains the network, aims to increase the amount of goods carried by rail. In Britain's railways moved billion net tonne kilometres, a 20% fall compared to Coal accounted for.

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These isolated links developed during the railway boom of the s into a national network. British Railway's road delivery fleet is perhaps best remembered by the three-wheel Scammell 'mechanical horses", British railways and road haulage competition the railway motor vehicle fleet was both diverse and extensive.

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The companies merged into the LMS included the London and North Western Railway, Midland Railway, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway (which had. Michael Williams takes us on twelve journeys on selected rail routes. These are not preserved railways run by enthusiasts, but parts of the ordinary railway network that were spared by Beeching when he swung his axe at the British rail map back in the s.

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Just three years earlier, the “Big Four” private operators had been nationalised to form British Railways, later to become British Rail. The change initially boosted passenger numbers, but increased competition from road haulage had put profits at risk by the mids. Rail companies accused the government of favouring road haulage through the subsidised construction of roads.

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Template:Infobox company British Railways (BR), which from traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between and It was formed from the nationalisation of the "Big Four" British railway companies and lasted until the gradual privatisation of British Rail, in stages between.

There was an overall decline in rail freight in the inter-war period owing to the impact on industrial output of the Great Depression. Also the period saw the rise of competition from road haulage and the decentralisation of industry to locations served by road rather than rail, although a new generation of industrial and trading estates, typified by those at Slough .The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world: the world's first locomotive-hauled public railway opened in Most of the railway track is managed by Network Rail, which in had a network of 15, kilometres (9, mi) of standard-gauge lines, of which 5, kilometres (3, mi) were electrified.

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