Railway Economy: A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, Its Management, Prospects and Relations ... (Google eBook)

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Taylor, Walton and Maberly, 1850 - Railroads - 528 pages
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Contents

Financial expedient necessary to meet the exigency
53
Statement of Captain Huish of carrying stock of railways in England and Scotland
55
State of railways since May l 1848 as to labour employed on them
59
Kept by establishment of Belgian railways
61
Separate account of reserve engines c should be kept
67
Statement of principal measures tending to increased economy of cxpenaes
68
But useful for fuel
73
Data supplied by English railways afford no means of comparison
77
Consumption of fuel for twelve months ending June 30 1849
83
la carrying department register should be kept of mileage of each vehicle
89
Approximate estimate of mileage of goods carrying stock of North Western Com
95
Mileage account should be kept of passenger traffic carried with goods train
97
Weights of vehicles on Belgian railways
103
Result of investigation
104
Number of passenger coaches in progress at Crewe
112
Discussion of question as to closing capital account 318
118
General description of passenger station
126
Arrangement of platform for passengers
132
Goods waggons of the NorthWestern the York and Newcastle the Belgian
138
Construction of wheels in railway carriages explained
144
Transshipment of goods graver inconvenience
150
In adjusting accounts clearing house regarded as common creditor and common
156
Account of such goods forwarded daily to central clearing houie 157
157
Number of monthly accounts furnished to companies
163
Through traffic produces little effect
171
Ratio m business supplied to stations by several classes of passengers
174
Tabular analysis of the progressive development of the railways of the United
182
Tabular analysis showing the relation between the movement of the engines
189
Tabular analysis of the movement of the passenger traffic on the principal lines
195
Necessity of checking tendency of public to demand excessive speed
201
Tabular analysis of the average distances which each ton of goods was transported
207
Tabular analysis showing the average daily mileage of tons of goods and
213
Introduction 21j
219
Details of expenses included under direction and management
228
May be shared among carrying stock
233
Expenses of maintenance of road resolved into four Items 039
240
Formula for finding expenses chargeable per mile for each engine
246
Difficulties in case of passenger traffic 503
304
From causes beyond the control of sufferer
310
Table shoving the number of chances to one against accidents producing loss
316
Neglect of points and switches 322
322
Proposals of Great Western and NorthWestern
328
CHAP XV
348
Principle of American telegraph explained
356
Modes of constructing wires
362
Canal navigation
365
Table of nine Hudson steamers recently built
372
Form and structure of Hudson steamers
378
Steam navigation of other American rivers
385
Principally in Atlantic States 587
393
Ordinary speed
399
Tabular analysis of the movement of the traffic on twentyeight principal railways
407
Means of obtaining act for railway
415
Cont of construction and stock
421
Diagram of local variation of traffic
427
Synopsis of the proportion between the receipts expenses and profits and
433
Introduction of passenger railways into France by M Entile Pereire
438
Railways constructed in progress and projected
446
Tabular synopsis of the average daily movement of the locomotive stock of
452
Tabular analysis of the total average daily receipts expenses and profits on
458
German railways completed in progress and projected 4110
467
Some nil ays constructed by Government some by companies
470
Table of details of construction of principal German lines
476
Estimated cost of them 436
477
locomotive engines first supplied by foreign manufacturers
482
Table showing the average receipts per mile and per cent of cost of construction
488
Tabular analysis of the expenses receipts and profits on several German railways
489
COMPARISON OF RAILWAY TRANSPORT IN DIFFERENT COUNTRIES
495
CHAP XXII
502
And even by some directors
509
Necessity of control by an independent body admitted by all but railway directors
511
Powers hitherto conferred on shareholders insufficient to guard against abuses
515
Most of such details furnished in annual reports of continental railways
521

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Page 34 - ... limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured, four feet deep, and floating with mud, only from a wet summer. What, therefore, must it be after a winter? The only mending it receives is tumbling in some loose stones, which serve no other purpose than jolting a carriage in the most intolerable manner. These are not merely opinions, but facts ; for I actually passed three carts broken down in these eighteen miles of execrable memory.
Page 34 - Let me persuade all travellers to avoid this terrible country, which must either dislocate their bones with broken pavements, or bury them in muddy sand.
Page 34 - I know not in the whole range of language terms sufficiently expressive to describe this infernal road. To look over a map, and perceive that it is a' principal one, not only to some towns, but even...
Page 401 - The seats are cushioned ; and their backs, consisting of a simple padded board, about six inches broad, are so supported that the passenger may at his pleasure turn them either way, so as to turn his face or his back to the engine. For the convenience of ladies who travel unaccompanied by gentlemen, or who otherwise desire to be apart, a small room, appropriately furnished, is sometimes attached at the end of the carriage, admission to which is forbidden to gentlemen.
Page 388 - The principal centres from which these lines of communication diverge are Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. A considerable extent, though of less importance, diverges from Baltimore; and recently lines of communication of great length have been constructed, from Charleston in South Carolina, and from Savannah in Georgia. From Boston three trunk lines issue; the chief of which passes through the State of Massachusetts to Albany, on the Hudson.
Page 34 - ... to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Page 35 - Until the close of the last century, the internal transport of goods in England was performed by waggon, and was not only intolerably slow, but so expensive as to exclude every object except manufactured articles, and such as, being of light weight and small bulk in proportion to their value, would allow of a high rate of transport.
Page 394 - Upon this platform rails are laid, on which the waggons which bear the passengers' luggage and other matters of light and rapid transport are rolled directly upon the upper deck of the ferry-boat, the passengers meanwhile passing under a covered way to the lower deck. The whole operation is accomplished in five minutes. While the boat is crossing the spacious river, the passengers are supplied with their breakfast, dinner, lunch, or supper, as the case may be.
Page xxii - Comparative view of the movement of the traffic on a portion of the Railways in operation in the United Kingdom, United States, Belgium, France, and Germany.
Page 216 - The cost of production of the objects of industry, at present, may always be regarded as consisting of two parts, one of which is quite independent of the number of articles produced...

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