Dr Lucy Newton talks about the British railways in the BBC series

30 September 2016

Dr Lucy Newton talks about the British railways in the BBC series

Dr Lucy Newton appeared on the BBC1  series devoted to British  railways titled: The Making of a Nation. Capitalism and Commerce.  

Dr Lucy Newton appeared on the BBC1  series devoted to British  railways titled: The Making of a Nation. Capitalism and Commerce.  The series explores the impact of railways on great changes to the nation's economy and the way business was conducted. 

Lucy talked about the following issues:

  • Investment in railways and their importance for local communities both as an investment opportunity, a form of transport, and a facilitator of trade and commerce (7.21 min)
  • The suffering of the ordinary investor when the rail boom crashed in 1844/5 (14.08 min) 
  • The reason why railway shares remained a popular investment even after the crash in 1844/5 (20.04min)
  • The role of railways in the development of capital markets and the investment habit in the UK (27.46min)

To watch the episode please click here