Discussion of the Question of Railways Or Waterways for India

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Scottish Press, 1860 - Transportation - 130 pages
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Page 110 - Those who have seen the rush of third-class passengers on a holiday in Belgium can from that form the best idea of the use made of these lines of railways. What we require is, the completion of those lines at any cost, but quickly, and we shall see a result for which the most sanguine is not prepared.
Page 16 - In doing so we shall endeavour to be as brief as the nature of the subject will admit.
Page 22 - ... connection with the British people. Nothing of the kind. On the contrary, you will find . . . that the Congress contemplates a partnership — the Congress contemplates a connection with the British people — but that connection to be such as can exist between two absolute equals.'80 'Time was,' he added, 'when I prided myself on being, and being called, a British subject.
Page 110 - Their views were naturally contracted to this comparatively insignificant part of the subject, viz. Will such a railway pay to the shareholders ? But that it should have been so lost sight of by the public and the authorities is indeed surprising. The question for the government to consider is, What does the country really require in the way of transit, and by what means can the...
Page 103 - The Hudson affords an example of the best description of river navigation, in consequence of the uniformity of the flow and the smoothness and depth of its waters, allowing the use of either sail or steam vessels, and of light hulls ; thereby increasing the proportion of the weight of the cargo to the whole weight moved. The Mississippi...
Page 104 - The cost may be assumed at about two-thirds of the charges, and are as follows : TABLE of the Cost of Transport per ton per mile. Ocean long voyage 1 mill. " short

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