Originally published in 1916, this book forms part of a two-volume set on the history of transportation in modern England, taking the term 'modern' as meaning 'the period beginning with about the close of the fifteenth century and ending with approximately the middle of the nineteenth century'. Volume one covers the period from 1500 up until the introduction of steam and volume two focuses on the development of railways and the effect of this change on other modes of transportation. Both books contain detailed textual notes and a comprehensive bibliography is also included. The set will be of value to anyone with an interest in transportation and British history.
7. Development of railways; 8. Effects of steam upon road transportation; 9. Competition of railways and canals; Appendix 1. River Weaver navigation; Appendix 2. Shapleigh on Highways (1749); Appendix 3. Hawkins on the Laws of Highways (1763); Appendix 4. On letting the tolls; Appendix 5. Rate of travelling, 1750-1830; Appendix 6. Cost of travelling, 1750-1830; Appendix 7. Cost of carriage of goods by land, 1750-1830; Appendix 8. Statistics of comparative cost of carriage by road and inland navigation; Appendix 9. Table of canal and railway amalgamations, 1846-72; Appendix 10. Statistics showing effects of railways in reducing canal freight rates; Appendix 11. Statistics showing extent to which freight rates were raised through amalgamations of canals and railways; Appendix 12. Illustrations of the way in which canals sometimes maintained competition against the railways; Appendix 13. Statistical view of highway and canal legislation; Appendix 14. Pickford et al. v. The Grand Junction Railway Company; Bibliography; Index.