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Mileage of New Railway Lines Authorized by Parliament for Great Britain (A0284DGBA374NNBR)


1852: 231  
Updated: Aug 16, 2012


Not Seasonally Adjusted


1Y | 5Y | 10Y | Max


Source: National Bureau of Economic Research  

Release: NBER Macrohistory Database  

Units:  Miles, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


Content: The Negative Figure In 1840 Results From An Excess Of Abandonments. Advisable To Check Whether Ireland Is Included, Possibly In 1847-79. This Series Is Presented Here As 2 Variables: (1) Annual Data, 1822-52; (2) Annual Data, 1847-79. The Break Results From Use Of A Different Source (Cited Above). Total Mileage Authorized In 1821 And Prior Years Was 37 Miles. Source: Commerce And Labour Dept., 1822-52: H. G. Lewin, "Early British Railways, P.186, And H. G. Lewin, "The Railway Mania And Its Aftermath", London, 1936, P.473; 1847-79: Parliamentary Papers, Vol. Xxvii (1859), P. V, Capt. Galton, "Report....Of The Proceedings Of The Dept. Of Railways" And Later Volumes "Miscellaneous Statistics Of The United Kingdom"

This NBER data series a02084d appears on the NBER website in Chapter 2 at

NBER Indicator: a02084d

Suggested Citation:

National Bureau of Economic Research, Mileage of New Railway Lines Authorized by Parliament for Great Britain [A0284DGBA374NNBR], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis;, December 14, 2019.


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