Satchell, Veront M.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History and Archaeology
The rise and fall of railways in Jamaica, 1845-1975
Journal of transport history
Date of Publication
Examines the relationship between railway transport and economic growth in Jamaica between 1845-1975. Socio -economic conditions responsible for the introduction of railways in Jamaica; background information on Jamaica Railway Co; provisions of Railway Extension Law of 1889; role of citrus and banana industry in improving railway's fortune; role of natural calamities and mismanagement by the government in the failure of railways.....