Railways: their capital and dividends, with statistics of their working in Great Britain, a second volume to mr. [R.M.] Stephenson's work on railways

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1855
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Page 135 - WORKSHOP COMPANION. Comprising a great variety of the most useful Rules and Formulae in Mechanical Science, with numerous Tables of Practical Data and Calculated Results for Facilitating Mechanical Operations. By WILLIAM TEMPLETON, Author of " The Engineer's Practical Assistant, "&c., &c. Eighteenth Edition, Revised, Modernised, and considerably Enlarged by WALTER S. HUTTON, CE, Author of "The Works' Manager's Handbook," " The Practical Engineer's Handbook,
Page 135 - Workshop Companion. THE OPERATIVE MECHANIC'S WORKSHOP COMPANION, and THE SCIENTIFIC GENTLEMAN'S PRACTICAL ASSISTANT ; comprising a great variety of the most useful Rules in Mechanical Science ; with numerous Tables of Practical Data and Calculated Results. By W. TEMPLETON, Author of "The Engineer's,- Millwright's, and Machinist's Practical Assistant.
Page 3 - It is far from my wish to promulgate to the world that the ridiculous expectations, or rather professions of the enthusiastic speculatist will be realized, and that we shall see engines travelling at the rate of twelve, sixteen, eighteen, or twenty miles an hour. Nothing could do more harm towards their adoption or general improvement than the promulgation of such^nonsense.
Page 22 - These unfortunate results have not arisen from over estimating the revenue (which in almost every instance far exceeded the anticipations of the most sanguine), but from swelling the capital accounts far beyond the original estimates. This increase is traceable to various causes, the principal being the heavy sums expended in parliamentary contests; the exorbitant amounts paid for land and compensation ; extravagant outlay in construction ; ruinous guarantees, leases and purchases of other undertakings...
Page 26 - С offered to be purchased at eight per cent. But its directors, following in the wake of other companies, promoted several branches which it was thought would be valuable feeders to the main line. They have proved to be the very opposite, and have sucked it financially dry. The undertaking is consequently in a prostrate condition, paying no dividend, and its 100 stock now selling for 29. It would be an easy matter to adduce numerous other examples, but these will suffice. While the adverse influences...
Page i - EMBANKING LANDS FROM THE SEA, the Practice of. Treated as a Means of Profitable Employment for Capital. With Examples and Particulars of actual Embankments, and also Practical Remarks on the Repair of old Sea Walls.
Page 112 - WARD has made a communication to the British Association, to show that a Semaphore consisting of a disc might be constructed to make a partial revolution, so as to take different positions exhibiting three distinct signals ; and that its motion might be regulated by electro-magnets worked by a continuous supplemental battery, of which the circuit is opened, closed, and changed by an electro-dynamic coil, which is moved by means of a current communication from a distant station through a single wire....
Page 112 - ... disc might be constructed to make a partial revolution, so as to take different positions exhibiting three distinct signals ; and that its motion might be regulated by electro-magnets worked by a continuous supplemental battery, of which the circuit is opened, closed, and changed by an electro-dynamic coil, which is moved by means of a current communication from a distant station through a single wire. Thus what is mechanically effected at the distance of about half a mile may, by the proposed...
Page 112 - ... might be regulated by electro-magnets worked by a continuous supplemental battery, of which the circuit is opened, closed, and changed by an electro-dynamic coil, which is moved by means of a current communication from a distant station through a single wire. Thus what is mechanically effected at the distance of about half a mile may, by the proposed apparatus, be effected at any required distance, and at any number of stations simultaneously. ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH WITHOUT WIRES. MR. LINDSAY, of...

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