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Get this from a library! Investment in Empire; British railway and steam shipping enterprise in India, [Daniel Thorner]. The British, with their small army, could not have kept hold of a turbulent country for so long without the ability of the railways to move troops around quickly. After a slow start in , the construction of the railway network envisaged by Lord Dalhousie was sped up rapidly after the Rebellion. The railways were an instrument of control. Book Reviews. Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, Daniel Thorner. K. T. Healy K. T. Healy, "Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, Daniel Thorner," Journal of Political Econ no. 4 (Aug., ): Book Description: The subject of this work is the process by which steamship and railway lines for India were launched. These undertakings, particularly the railways, involved a large-scale investment of British capital in India.
Thorner, D. (), Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, –, Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. Thorner, D. (), ‘ Great Britain and the Development of India's Railways ’, Journal of Economic History, 11 (4): – 4 A letter to the Right Honourable Lord John Russell, M. P. on the subject of Indian Railways (London, ), as cited in my book, Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, – (Philadelphia, ), – miles railway line from Bombay to Thana completed and opened in April By , o miles of tracks had been laid.3 This enormous project was financed entirely by B ritish private investment capital. 1 imperial Finance and the colonial railway project Private British companies with the strong backing of the govern -. The British Empire, faced with the first real revolt in which engulfed large parts of northern India, decided to lay down foundations of effective administrative governance and mobility of forces and Railways became its strategic part, A Ramarao, Chief Operating Superintendent (Retd) Eastern Railway, has said.
British Railways, byname British Rail, former national railway system of Great Britain, created by the Transport Act of , which inaugurated public ownership of the first railroad built in Great Britain to use steam locomotives was the Stockton and Darlington, opened in It used a steam locomotive built by George Stephenson and was practical only for hauling minerals. By Britain had invested £ million of capital in Indian railways, making it the largest single investment programme ever undertaken in the British Empire.1 Railways made up 80 per cent of Britain’s industrial investment in India, relying on Indian taxpayers to . In book: Territory, Migration and the Evolution of the International System, pp Investment in Empire: British Railway and Steam Shipping Enterprise in India, Article. Sep ;. Railway Empire is a wonderful train-set strategy game that I've fallen in love with, so let's ruin Britain's railway network together Railway Empire on St.