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Antonio Regil


 Introduction  The three stages of the railway  Velocity of railway  Organization problems


Introduction  Industrial Revolution  The railway, a new system  The first train track  Private and public business


The 3 stages of railway  1st

1829-1855

 2nd

1855- (1914/18)

 3th

1914/18 - 1941


1829-1855  Only four projects:

1840: 1851 : 1853 : 1852/1853:

Barcelona-Mataró Madrid- Aranjuez Miner railway between Langreo and Gijón Valencia- Játiva

 In 1844 the Spanish government accepted the width of the rail

(1.67 m.)


1855- (1914/18)  Railways becomes a private enterprise  Foreign investors  Over 12000 Km


1914/18 - 1941  Crisis of Spanish railways  Crisis of coal  Intervention of Primo de Rivera`s government  RENFE`s foundation


Velocity of railway  Madrid- Avila

Diligence (hours) 12

Railway (hours) 5

 Madrid- Valladolid

24

10

 Madrid- Palencia

34

12

 Madrid- Alicante

72

15


Organization problems ď‚— The problem with radial and transversal organization.


Conclusions  The railway was a very important transport.  It´s use was reduced by development of cars and

trucks.


Bibliography  Sierra Álvarez, José María. Geografía Histórica.

Universidad de Cantabria, 2007 [Geography´s class notes ( first course )]  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iberian_gauge

Last visit 18/5/2011

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