Contents: Preface; Introduction: across the borders, Ralf Roth and GA1/4nter Dinhobl; Part I Individual Across-Border Investors: Making tracks: promoting the Rothschild Archive as a source of railway history, Melanie Aspey; The Pereires' international strategy for railway construction in the 1850s and 1860s, Christophe Bouneau; Raffaele de Ferrari, Duke of Galliera, an investor of European stature, Michele Merger; Difficulties of international railway investments in Germany: the example of the 'railway king' Bethel Henry Strousberg, 1855-1875, Ralf Roth; Leon Sapieha - a prince and a railway entrepreneur, Ihor Zhaloba; Economic investors and railway advertising: the influence of photography in the railway in modern French and Spanish painting in the second half of the 19th century, Rocio Robles Tardio. Part II Cross-Border Investments in Europe: Spanish society of secondary railways: the failure of a major international project to create an additional railway network in Spain, Francisco de los Cobos Arteaga and TomA!s MartA nez Vara; British and French investments in the Belgian railway sector during the 19th century, Frans Buelens, Julien van den Broeck and Hans Willems; Railway investments in Italy during the 19th century, Daniela Felisini; The French investors in Portuguese railways from 1855 to 1884: 3 cases, Magda Pinheiro; The Dutch as investors in railways at home and abroad, Augustus J. Veenendaal. Part III From Europe into the World: Oversea Investments: European investment in American railways, Augustus J. Veenendaal; European investments in the Ottoman railways, 1850-1914, BA1/4lent Bilmez; Sustained British investment in overseas railways, 1830-1914: the imperial dream, engineers' assurances or an 'investment hungry public'?, Diane K. Drummond; John Chapman and the promotion of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, 1842-1850, Ian J. Kerr; French finance and railway construction in Northern China, 1895-1905, Robert Lee; The establishment of railway
Ralf Roth teaches History at the faculty for philosophy and history at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Germany, and Gunter Dinhobl is in the Research & Development Division at Austrian Federal Railways (OBB-Infrasttruktur Bau AG), Austria Ralf Roth, Gunter Dinhobl, Melanie Aspey, Christophe Bouneau, Michele Merger, Ihor Zhaloba, Rocio Robles Tardio, Francisco de los Cobos Arteaga, Tomas Martinez Vara, Frans Buelens, Julien van den Broeck, Hans Willems, Daniela Felisini, Magda Pinheiro, Augustus J. Veenendaal, Bulent Bilmez, Diane K. Drummond, Ian J. Kerr, Robert Lee, Maria Teresa Ribeiro de Oliveira, Ian Thomson.
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