Directors, Dilemmas and Debt - The Great North of Scotland and Highland Railways in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, by Peter Fletcher

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Directors, Dilemmas and Debt - The Great North of Scotland and Highland Railways in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, by Peter Fletcher

Directors, Dilemmas and Debt - The Great North of Scotland and Highland Railways in the Mid-Nineteenth Century, by Peter Fletcher

Book published by the Great North of Scotland Railway Association in 2010, 124 pages. A4 size paperback (N6382)

This book provides a fascinating history of the Great North of Scotland Railway and the Highland Railway in the mid 19th century, and concentrates on the financial problems that beset these companies during that period. Sections in the book include:

A Region of Contrasts
The Financial Framework of Railways
Railway Capital
Railway Accounts
The Great Railway Mania and Scotland, 1845-46
The 1845 Speculative Bubble
North to Inverness
The Great North's Predicament
The Route to Inverness: The Great North's Perspective
Dissention and Division in Aberdeen
A Hesitant Start
Towards Prosperity
The Route from Aberdeen: The Inverness Perspective
Old and New Highland Capital
Tentative Steps: The Inverness and Nairn Railway
The Route Completed: The Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway
Financial Strain in Inverness
Into Ross-shire
The Ross-shire Extension
An Uneasy Alliance
The Great North and its Branches
Branch Policy and Practice .
Branches to Turriff and Macduff
Along the Alford Valley
Into Buchan
The Fragility of Monopoly Power
The Gale of Competition, 1860-65
Western Expansion: the Morayshire Route to Elgin
The Direct Line to the South: The Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Competition from the South: The Aberdeen Link
Competitive Leverage: The Scottish Northern Junction Railway
Defence and Collapse of the Aberdeen Monopoly
The Great North's Glenmutchkin: The Strathspey Railway
A Northern Coastal Route: The Banffshire Railway
The Signs of Financial Collapse
Great North and Highland Finances, 1865-67
Insolvency in the Great North
The Highland's Inheritance
Caledonian Lifelines
Refinancing the Great North of Scotland Railway
Tackling the Debt of the Highland Railway
The Great North and the Highland Railways, 1874

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs but are clean and bright, the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. There is an old price printed and a small price sticker on the rear side cover.

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