When railroads were new (Google eBook)

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H. Holt, 1909 - Transportation - 324 pages
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Page 40 - I consider this among the most important acts of my life, second only to my signing the Declaration of Independence, if even it be second to that.
Page 7 - The time will come when people will travel in stages moved by steam engines, from one city to another, almost as fast as birds fly, fifteen or twenty miles an hour.
Page 328 - Should prove interesting to everyone. Very readable, forceful and convincing. Mr. Hall considers every possible phase of this great question and does it in a masterly way that shows not only that he thoroughly understands it, but that he is deeply interested in...
Page 21 - The circumstances which led to my being alone on the engine were these : the road had been built in the summer; the structure was of hemlock timber; the rails of large dimensions, notched on caps placed far apart; the timber had cracked and warped from exposure to the sun. After about three hundred feet of straight line, the road crossed the Lackawaxen creek on trestle-work, about thirty feet high, with a curve of...
Page 20 - Lackawaxen, at the commencement of the railroads connecting the canal of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company with their coal mines, and he who addresses you was the only person on that locomotive. The circumstances which led to my being...
Page 168 - There were no through tickets or no baggage checks. A ride over each of the seven independent roads was a complete transaction in itself. When the passenger got to the end of the road, he hunted up his baggage...
Page 8 - ... smooth paths of broken stone or gravel, with a rail to guide the carriages, so that they may pass each other in different directions, and travel by night as well as by day; and the passengers will sleep in these stages as comfortably as they now do in steam stage boats.
Page 15 - ... by the trawl-warp, the tail of the net is handed in, untied, and the contents shaken out. The produce, depending somewhat on the nature of...
Page 329 - MCPHERSON. 273 pp. 12mo. $1.50 net. Simply and lucidly tells what a railroad company is, what it does, and how it does it. MORE'S WAGE-EARNERS' BUDGETS A Study of Standards and Cost of Living in New York City. By LOUISE B. MORE. With a preface by...
Page 329 - Though confined to particular features of particular trade unions, the data dealt with are comprehensive and typical ; so that the result is a substantial contribution to our knowledge of tradeunion structure and functions. . . . Excellent studies.

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