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Obres de Christian Wolmar

Fire & Steam: How the Railways Transformed Britain (2007) 258 exemplars, 8 ressenyes
British Rail (2022) 38 exemplars
A Short History of the Railroad (2019) 22 exemplars
The Story of Crossrail (2018) 13 exemplars

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The Golden Age of European Railways (2013) — Introducció — 8 exemplars

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Nom oficial
Wolmar, Christian Tage Forter
Data de naixement
1949
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
Educació
University of Warwick
Professions
journalist
transport journalist
pundit

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All you ever wanted to know about trains but could never be bothered to ask. Huge history of how the railways came to be and how they changed us along the way. Definitely written by a fellow strongly biased towards trains, but who else would’ve done it? Worth the time.
 
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BBrookes | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 2, 2023 |
Mostly a good summary history of the underground. The most obvious flaw is that after WW2 it suddenly goes at a galloping pace until the PPP fiasco of the 2000s, which does get a good bit of attention. The Victoria line is skipped over in a couple of pages, the Fare's Fair issue which brought down the GLC gets talked about but not really explained and the rest is just "there wasn't enough investment". The original Jubilee line gets mentioned only in passing. It's weird and I'm not sure why he approached it in that way. Otherwise the only mildly annoying issue is that he tends to mention plans and places without maps and you'll have to look them up online to understand the geography of a few bits even if you know the system well.

Otherwise it's enjoyable on the subject and even as someone who knew the basics there's a good amount of interesting details and stories. Does make you weep for what could have been if London had had consistent planning and investment of infrastructure and development though.
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tombomp | Hi ha 5 ressenyes més | Oct 31, 2023 |
Very interesting book with many things you are not likely to find elsewhere. But it was written by an Englishman and like most Englishmen everything elsewhere is less important. Europe gets a better brake than the U.S. But considering our size, it wasn't just a convenience, but integral to the settlement of the West, that is, West of New England. Before the RR the best way to California was around South America, once you moved very far you never saw your family again and mail service there was almost nonexistent.… (més)
 
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Newmans2001 | Hi ha 2 ressenyes més | Nov 15, 2022 |
A competent and wide-ranging history of the development of railways world-wide.
 
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Dilip-Kumar | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Nov 2, 2022 |

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Obres
31
També de
1
Membres
1,702
Popularitat
#15,077
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
30
ISBN
107
Llengües
3

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