Across the Borders

Financing the World's Railways in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
Dinhobl, G&uumalut;nter
Roth, Ralf
Date published: 
June 2008

'Across the Borders' explores the trans-national history railway economics in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It is the first systematic historical investigation into the world wide system of railway financing, providing a wide introduction to how financiers, governments and entrepreneurs in Europe managed to face the challenges of constructing and maintaining a railway network that met national and international needs. With contributions from authors from 19 countries the volume is a truly international work that will be of interest to academic researchers, museum staff, archivists, and anyone who has an interest in the history and development of railways.