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Duration 00:39:37

From Stephenson to Suburbia: the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Coming of the Railways to the Chilterns

Using current PhD research, Rudi Newman’s talk demonstrates that for rural Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, railways had varying degrees of impact, acting mostly as a facilitating factor rather than an overall cause of change.

Rudi Newman is a PhD history student with a long-standing passion for transportation history. Researching early railway socio-economics, and also a collector of transport memorabilia, he has presented numerous lectures and articles on transportation themes.