The Civil Engineering of Canals and Railways Before 1850: Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

The Civil Engineering of Canals and Railways Before 1850: Studies in the History of Civil Engineering

by Michael M. Chrimes
     
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780860787563
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Series:
Studies in the History of Civil Engineering
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.65(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
General Editor's Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1Canals
1Canals and river navigations before 17501
2The Waltham pound lock35
3Rivers and canals49
4The construction of the Huddersfield narrow canal, 1794-1811: with particular reference to Standedge tunnel81
5John Pinkerton and the Birmingham canals103
6Managerial organization on the Caledonian canal, 1803-1822121
7Along the water: the genius and the theory. D'Alembert, Condorcet and Bossut and the Picardy canal controversy143
8Poverty, distress and disease: labour and the construction of the Rideau canal, 1826-1832177
9Hugh McIntosh (1768-1840), national contractor201
Pt. 2Railways
10Some railway facts and fallacies219
11The influence of landowners on route selection239
12England's first rails: a reconsideration247
13The Butterley Company and railway construction, 1790-1830263
14Cast iron edge-rails at Walker Colliery, 1798287
15Embankments and cuttings on the early railways291
16The railway navvy: a reassessment309
17Railway contractors and the finance of railway development in Britain321
18The origin of American railroad technology, 1825-1840339
19Tracks and timber353
Index365

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