The History Of The Victorian Railways

The History Of The Victorian Railways

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Traces the history of Victoria's railways and the social history and development of traffic in metropolitan and regional areas. Contents include: Introduction: Victoria and the Railway Age Marvellous Melbourne and its Early Railways, 1854-1878 Rails to the Goldfields The Higinbotham Era: Coloured Lines, Light Lines and Borders Breached Climax and Denouement: Victorian Railways in the 1880s and 1890s The Twilight of the Developmental Railway: Victorian Railways from Federation to the 1920s The End of Domination: The Clapp Era (1920-1939) and the Transformation of Traffic From War to Peace: Victoria and the Beginnings of National Railway Planning, 1939-1970 The Struggle for Relevance: The Country Railway transformed in the Motor Age, 1970-2004show more

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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 212 x 261 x 32mm | 1,410g
  • Melbourne University Press
  • Carlton, Australia
  • 150illustrations, 5 maps
  • 0522851347
  • 9780522851342

Table of contents

1. Introduction: Victoria and the Railway Age; 2. Marvellous Melbourne and its Early Railways, 1854-1878; 3. Rails to the Goldfields; 4. The Higinbotham Era: Coloured Lines. Light Lines and Borders Breached; 5. Climax and Denouement: Victorian Railways in the 1880s and 1890s; 6. The Twilight of the Developmental Railway: Victorian Railways from Federation to the 1920s; 7. The End of Domination: The Clapp Era (1920-1939) and the Transformation of Traffic; 8. Railways for a Changing City: Melbourne's Suburban System in the twentieth century; 9. From War to Peace: Victoria and the Beginnings of National Railway Planning, 1939-1970; 10. The Struggle for Relevance: The Country Railway transformed in the Motor Age, 1970-2004.show more