The Journal of Transport History

A double-blind, fully refereed biannual journal of research in the history of transportation. Articles and essays examine the social and economic impact of transportation. Book reviews are also highlighted.

Articles from Vol. 22, No. 2, September

A History of Japanese Railways, 1872-1999
Eiichi Aoki, Mitsuhido Imashiro, Shinichi Kato and Yasuo Wakuda, A History of Japanese Railways, 1872-1999, East Japan Railway Culture Foundation (2000), 256 pp., 55.00. This is an exceedingly well produced account of the chequered but impressive growth...
Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: Case Studies in American Enterprise from the Airmail Era to the Dawn of the Jet Age
W. David Lewis (ed.), Airline Executives and Federal Regulation: case studies in American enterprise from the airmail era to the dawn of the jet age, Ohio State University Press, Columbus OH (2000), 379 pp., $60.00. This book argues that the airline...
Airline: Identity, Design and Culture
Keith Lovegrove, Airline: identity, design and culture, Laurence King, London (2000), 144 pp., 1995 paperback. Perhaps more so than other transport forms, the airline industry has long been associated with branding. Certainly in a heavily regulated,...
Broad Survey, Vol. I of the History of Railway Signalling in the British Isles
Stanley Hall, Broad Survey, vol. I of The History of Railway Signalling in the British Isles, Friends of the National Railway Museum, York (2000), 230 pp., L30.00. It is now over ten years since a group of supporters of the National Railway Museum went...
Changing Trains: Railway Reform and the Role of Competition: The Experience of Six Countries
Didier van de Velde (ed.), Changing Trains: railway reform and the role of competition: the experience of six countries, Ashgate, Aldershot (1999), 364 pp., L47.50. This survey of railway performance in Britain, France, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden and...
Enterprising Local Government: Policy, Prestige and Manchester Airport, 1929-82
The establishment of the first civil airport at Manchester in 1929, and its subsequent development, especially after World War II, owed a great deal to the enterprise and vision of the local authority. Despite potential constraints upon investment arising...
Exhibiting Transport History
Museum reviews With this issue the Journal of Transport History embarks upon what is hoped will be a continuing series of full-length reviews of transport museums and exhibitions. In a way it is strange that the journal has taken so long to move in this...
Histoire De L'electricite En Suisse: La Dynamique D'un Petit Pays Europeen 1875-1939
Serge Paquier, Histoire de lectricite en Suisse: la dynamique d'un petit pays europeen 1875-1939, Editions Passe Present, Geneva (1998), two volumes, 1,214 pp. As Serge Paquier shows in this thesis dedicated to the history of electricity in a small country,...
Il Sindacato in Ferrovia: Dal Fascismo Alle Federazioni Dei Trasporti, 1922-1980
Stefano Maggi and Federico Paolini (eds), Il sindacato in ferrovia: dal fascismo alle federazioni dei trasporti, 1922-1980, Marsilio, Venice (2000), 348 pp. The Italian transport network is going through a critical period. Among EU members, Italy almost...
Los Caminos De la Era Industrial: La Construccion Y Financiacion De Los Ferrocarriles En Cataluna, 1843-1898
Pere Pascual Domenech, Los caminos de la era industrial: la construccion y financiacion de los ferrocarriles en Cataluna, 1843-1898, Fundacion de los Ferrocariles Espanoles/Gestor de Infraestructura Ferroviaria/Edicions de la Universidad de Barcelona,...
Making Connections: The Long-Distance Bus Industry in the United States
Margaret Walsh, Making Connections: the long-distance bus industry in the United States, Ashgate, Aldershot (2000), 281 pp., L42.50. This collection brings together Margaret Walsh's extensive research into the economic, business and social history of...
Merchant Shipping in the Service of the Navy Board: The Chartering of Storeships, 1739-48
The War of the Austrian Succession was the first time a large number of British warships served in the Mediterranean and the West Indies. To supply them the Royal Navy used merchant ships to carry naval stores. The vessels were hired on short-term space...
Milestones: Charming, Not Challenging
Milestones: charming, not challenging Milestones, Hampshire's Living History Museum, Leisure Park, Churchill Way West, Basingstoke, Hants. RG21 6YR. Phone 01256 477 766; website www.milestones-museum.com Milestones, Hampshire's Living History Museum,...
Pullman and the Orient Expresses
George Behrend, Pullman and the Orient Expresses, published by the author at 9 Station Road, Findochty, Buckie, Scotland ABS6 4PN (2000), 455 A4 pp., 69.95 (including UK postage and surface mail worldwide; air mail extra: 11.18 USA, 12.36 Australia and...
R101: A Pictorial History / Concorde: The Inside Story
Nick le Neve Walmsley, R101: a pictorial history, Sutton Publishing, Stroud (2000), 142 pp., 14.99. Brian Trubshaw, Concorde: the inside story, Sutton Publishing, Stroud (2000), 176 pp, 19.99. In October 1930 the British airship 8101 came down in a wood...
Siglo Y Medio del Ferrocarril En Espana 1848-1998: Economia, Industria Y Sociedad
Miguel Munoz Rubio, Jesus Sanz Fernandez and Javier Vidal Olivares (eds), Siglo y medio del ferrocarril en Espana 1848-1998: economia, industria y sociedad, Fundacion de los Ferrocarrilles Espanoles, Madrid (1999), 1,220 pp. This bulky book includes...
The Myth of the Titanic
Richard Howell, The Myth of the Titanic, Macmillan, Basingstoke (1999), 225 pp., L25.00. Ever since Titanic sank after a collision with an iceberg on 14 April 1912, resulting in the death of 1,490 of the 2,201 people aboard, the wreck of the luxury liner...
The Origins and Formation of the Traffic Commissioners
The Traffic Commissioners established under the Road Traffic Act, 1930, to administer the reformed system of bus licensing epitomised a new era of confidence in public administration. For nearly a decade there had been considerable debate about the structure...
The Railways and Sport in Victorian Britain: A Critical Reassessment
Railway history has often overemphasised the contribution of railways to the spread of sport in Victorian Britain, and has concentrated too much on London. This revisionist article argues that railways affected mass spectatorship of most sport only to...
The Twilight Years of the Glasgow Tram
Alisdair Turnbull, The Twilight Years of the Glasgow Tram, Adam Gordon, Priory Cottage, Chetwode, Buckingham MK18 4LB (1998), 144 pp., 25.00. William L. Tollan, The Wearing of the Green: reminiscences of the Glasgow trams, Adam Gordon, Priory Cottage,...
Trade and Traders in Mid-Victorian Liverpool
G. J. Milne, Trade and Traders in midVictorian Liverpool, Liverpool University Press, Liverpool (2000), 251 pp. This book may in some senses be seen as a 'prequel' to Gordon Boyce's 1995 volume Information, Mediation and Institutional Development, which...