Railway Capital in Northern Scotland, 1844-1874

Fletcher, Peter
November 2010
Journal of Scottish Historical Studies;2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p146
Academic Journal
The article discusses the historic financing of Scottish railroads, primarily focusing on the sourcing of capital and shareholder profile of railroad companies north of Perth, Scotland. The author analyzes the role of both local investments and loans from Scottish banks in fostering the development of these northern railroads. Emphasis is given to the acquisition of funds by the Great North of Scotland Railway. The author discusses the effect of English capital investment in the construction of these railroads.


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