The Railways of Britain: An Unstudied Map Corpus

@article{Challis2009TheRO,
  title={The Railways of Britain: An Unstudied Map Corpus},
  author={David Milbank Challis and A. Rush},
  journal={Imago Mundi},
  year={2009},
  volume={61},
  pages={186 - 214}
}
ABSTRACT Railway mapping, a distinctive genre of cartography, came into existence with the invention of railway transport in Britain. The planned route for the first public railway, the Stockton & Darlington Railway, was surveyed by 1820 as a statutory requirement for the Act of Parliament that was necessary before construction could proceed. The Stockton & Darlington Railway was granted its Act in 1821 and opened in 1825. From then on, an abundance of maps, plans, diagrams and technical… Expand
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