Summary - TST 35

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 35

Andrea GIUNTINI

Il ruolo degli ingegneri nelle ferrovie italiane (1870-1920)

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Key Words: Engineers, railways, Italy of the 20th century, nationalization of railways, technology.


[ Abstract ]

This paper is describing the parabola of the Italian railway engineers starting from the Unification in 1861, when they were quite backward if compared with their colleagues operating abroad, to the years following World War I. It's a professional path, which brings them to excellent levels, in some sectors, under the organizational and technical profile. Nationalization of railways in 1905 represents, from this point of view, a crucial historical moment for their professional training.