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40 As if to add to this line of argument, by the 1850s many companies had the added inducement of offering superannuation funds and the prospect of a reasonable pension if a good record of service had been achieved. The particular context for trade union activity was set by the unique bill under which each company had been licensed as a joint stock company. In most cases the tone of industrial relations would be set by the individual placed in charge of the operational divisions of the company; usually called the superintendent or general manager.
259. Gourvish, Mark Huish and the London & North Western Railway, p. 29. It is interesting to note that, in the case of early American railroad companies, the initial reliance on military order and indeed ex-military personnel for senior management positions in the 1840s is similar to the case of Britain: T. C. Cochran, Railroad Leaders 1845–1890: The Business Mind in Action (Harvard University Press: 1953) C. Harvie, Industrialisation 1830–1914, Units 29–30 (Open University: 1970). , p. 65 G. Findlay, The Working and Management of an English Railway (Whittaker & Co: 1889).
P. Lecount, Railways (Encyclopaedia Britannica: 7th edition, 1841), p. 55. , p. 55. The reason that the volume of railway police was so large was to ensure compliance with the regulations of the day. M. De Vroey, ‘The Separation of Ownership from Control in Large Corporations’ Review of Radical Political Economics 7:2 (1975), pp. 1–10. E. J. Hobsbawm, Industry and Empire (Penguin: 1969). T. R. Gourvish, Mark Huish and the London & North Western Railway: A Study of Management (Leicester University Press: 1972), p.