Dr Lucy Newton talks about the British railways in the BBC series
30 September 2016
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