Die denkwürdigsten Erfindungen im neunzehnten Jahrundert: Schilderungen für die reifere Jugend

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O. Spamer, 1883 - Inventions - 232 pages
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Page 40 - Northwestern at a speed of 46 miles. For the above comparisons every train in America that has a speed of over 40 miles an hour for any part of its course has been used ; but although the result is so very much in favor of the speed of English trains, not one-half of the latter have been brought into requisition. The fact is, the Americans do not know how slow their trains are, and it is quite time the idea that their ' lightning expresses' and 'thunder-bolt trains' eclipse everything else in the...
Page 40 - Central, and about !>77 miles, giving speeds of 34.4 and 36.8 miles per hour. These trains are only for those who can afford to pay a high fare, and for accommodation to the general public compare badly with the third-class trains to Glasgow; the American, with a daily distance of nearly 1900 miles, at a speed of 35.5 miles ; the English trains running upward of 5000 miles, at an average speed of nearly It can readily be seen that the conditions lend themselves to high...
Page 40 - ... favored and stalwart station-masters. There is generally some space about them that can be used 39 miles. As might be expected, the fastest travelling in America is between the two largest towns, New York and Philadelphia ; taking all trains both ways that make the journey at over 40 miles an hour, I find there are 14 by the Pennsylvania, with an average speed of 42.9 miles, and 6 by the Bound Brook route, with an average of 42^ miles. Between Liverpool and Manchester, much smaller towns, there...
Page 40 - ... thunder-bolt trains' eclipse everything else in the world was exploded. Compared with the best trains in America, the English ones exceed them in speed quite 25 per cent., and if one goes for instances to anywhere more than 600 miles from Xew York, the comparison becomes absurd.

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