The Impact of the Railways. Year 9. Newspapers could be sent from London all over the country. Seaside towns developed; the railways made cheap day trips possible. People were able to travel greater distances for leisure & to work.
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The Impact of the Railways
Newspapers could be sent from London all over the country.
Seaside towns developed; the railways made cheap day trips possible
People were able to travel greater distances for leisure & to work
Turnpike Trusts, canals & stage coach companies could not compete & went bankrupt.
Social & Economic Impact of the Railways
Railway engineering towns grew up, E.g. Crewe & Doncaster.
Townspeople were able to receive meat, fish, milk and vegetables brought in whilst they were still fresh by the railways.
Industry grew, because the railways needed coal & iron; railways in turn allowed factories to transport their goods to markets.
The Post was speeded up
People became more interested in politics & this led to the growth of political parties
Fish & Chips
First Class Mail
Railways cut the cost of transporting goods
How many horses would be needed to transport 40 tons by road?
Goods can now be sold for less.
Railways make the moving of goods cheaper.
This is called the Cycle of Prosperity
More people can afford to buy these goods
More people with jobs means …
More goods are sold & so more need to be produced.
Businessmen employ more workers.
Who benefited from these new jobs?
Which famous books did Charles Dickens write?
What is this woman doing?
What impact did the Railways have on Britain?
Give a brief outline of what you are to write about using the key words of the question.
Paragraph on each major change.
What changed, when, where & how?
Summarise your essay using the words of the question.
What was the most important change?