Songs from the Age of Steam

Railways

Impact of Railways on the Countryside

Chronology:    Bargery Number | Main Themes:
1830-34   | Quicker transport of farm produce to market
1835-39   | Benefits to the rural economy generally
1840-44   |  
1845-49 205; 458 |  
1850-54   |  
1855-59   |  
1860-64 473;  |  
1865-69 203;  |  
1870-74   |  
1875-80 148; |  
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Uncertain   |  

 

 

The railways made it much easier for country folk to get both themselves and their produce into town.

 

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