Fascinating collection of papers by leading British scholars in a wide range of disciplines to examine and critically evaluate the significance of railways. This symposium includes work by Simmons, White, and Latschar that had a significant impact on the development of railway studies as an academic discipline. The papers cover railway infrastructure, mechanical engineering, historical context and research, preservation and interpretation, and curatorial practice. All the authors are acutely aware of the need to focus on the social and economic context in which British railways developed and then branched out elsewhere. 236 pages with index.