By Günter Dinhobl,Ralf Roth

before we've got in simple terms had really slim financial stories evaluating investments in railways with investments in different fields of person economies. 'Across the Borders' not just opens the door for basic new insights right into a trans-national view of railway historical past, but additionally contributes to a step forward within the wider learn of the topic, supplying the 1st large ancient research of the global approach of railway financing. This publication presents a large creation to how financiers, governments and marketers in Europe controlled to stand the demanding situations of creating and holding an built-in railway community, either of their personal nations and their colonies. This quantity bargains research from a variety of specialists exploring the trans-national funding rules of railway building in keeping with various ancient case-studies. The chapters supply perception into the overseas possibilities that existed for railway financing, from the viewpoint of monetary, social, delivery and railway heritage. With contributions from authors from 19 international locations the quantity is a really foreign paintings that might be of curiosity to educational researchers, museum employees, archivists, and a person who has an curiosity within the background and improvement of railways.

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