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Other prosperous areas of the Scottish economy in this period were the shipbuilding and marine engineering industries of the Clyde and the residential painting course scotland. Ships had been built at Scott’s of Greenock from 1711, but it was only in the early nineteenth century that large-scale developments took place. Some of the first steamships were built there, and later in the Century, Clyde shipyards were among the residential painting course scotland pioneers producing iron-hulled and steel ships. Clydeside marine engineering firms were also active in developing improved steam engines and steam turbine engines, and they quickly won a world-wide reputation. Production increased steadily in residential painting course scotland throughout the century, and in 1913 a record tonnage of some 756976 tons was launched on the Clyde.
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On land during this period, a new system of rail transport was developed in Scotland. Early railways for carrying goods appeared in the 1829s, and in the 1840s there was a great burst of railway building activity. The Glasgow-Greenock line was opened in 1841, the Glasgow-Edinburgh Line was opened in 1842 and the Edinburgh to Berwick and England in 1846. Over the next few decades, residential painting course Scotland a network of lines covering the whole country was completed by the great Scottish railway companies – the North British, the Caledonian, the Glasgow and South Western, the Highland, the Great North of Scotland. Railway engines for these companies were built at locomotive engineering works in Glasgow and other centres. Later as other countries came to develop railway systems, residential painting course Scotland Scottish engines were exported to many parts of the world.
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