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Carolyn Dougherty


The carrying trade and the first mainline railways in England

Supervisor: Dr Natasha Glaisyer


  • Economic history
  • Transport history
  • History of technology
  • History of civil engineering


  • ‘George Stephenson and 19th century engineering networks’, K.S.B. Keats-Rohan (ed.), Prosopography Approaches and Applications: A Handbook, Oxford University Press, 2007
  • 'Speed and efficiency in the design of early locomotives', Association pour l'histoire des chemins de fer, 2011
  • 'Appropriation, allusion and the standardisation of feeling in the design of Hardwick Park (Sedgefield)', British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 2012
  • 'Gravity and power', British Society for the History of Science, 2012
  • 'Adam Smith, now and then', Encounters, Affinities, Legacies--the Eighteenth Century in the Present Day, 2013
  • 'The social consequences of innovation in freight transport technology in England, 1830-1855', European Business History Association, 2013
  • 'Purity and efficacy', ICHSTM, 2013
  • 'Text and materiality at Hardwick Park, County Durham', British Association for Romantic Studies, 2014
  • ‘Eisenbahn’, ‘Lokomotiv’, and ‘Scheine’, in Encyclopaedia of Modern History, 2015

Contact details

Ms Carolyn Dougherty
PhD student
Department of History
University of York
YO10 5DD