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Laying the Tracks
The Impact of Railways on the Thai Economy 1885-1935

by Ichiro Kakizaki

This economic history of the early development of Thailandís railways details the rail policies of the royal government, from the end of the 19th century to 1932, when the Constitutional Revolution overthrew it. It also assesses the role and impact of the railways on Thailandís economy in terms of the degree to which they reduced transport time and cost, as well as the extent to which they altered the flow of commodities and the transportation of passengers across the country.

Published by TransPacific Press & Kyoto University Press
Publ. 2005, 327 pp.
ISBN 1 920901 02 7, hardback, £48.00