Release: NBER Macrohistory Database
Series Is Presented Here As 3 Variables: (1) Original Data, 1860-1912; (2) Original Data, 1919-33; (3) Original Data, 1928-35. Content: 1864-68: Computed By Summing England And Wales, Scotland, And Ireland; 1919 On: Excludes Ireland And Manchester Ship Canal. Advisable To Check Whether 1860-63 And 1869-1912 Also Include Ireland. 1928-35 Excludes Companies Transferred To The London Passenger Transport Board In July 1933; Such Companies Were Included In The Segment 1919-33. Source: 1860-82:"Parliamentary Papers" (Railway Returns), 1861-83; 1883-92:"Parliamentary Papers", 1893 Lxxviii, P.27 (General Report To The Board Of Trade In Regard To Share And Loan Capital, Etc.), 1893-1912 And 1919-35:"Railway Returns, " 1902 To Date.
This NBER data series a02085aa appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/chapter02.html.
NBER Indicator: a02085aa
National Bureau of Economic Research, Railways, Maintenance of Ways and Structures for Great Britain [A025AAGBA403NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/A025AAGBA403NNBR, May 29, 2017.