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Airport Expansion/Railway Expansion

Jonathan Freedland explores the parallels and differences between current attitudes to airport expansion and the controversy surrounding railway expansion in the mid-19th century.

Jonathan Freedland presents the series that looks for the past behind the present. He explores the parallels and differences between current attitudes to airport expansion and the controversy and debate that surrounded railway expansion in the mid-19th century.

Image: Detail of 'The Railway Station' (1862) by William Powell Frith (1819-1909).

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30 minutes