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Philosophy of railroads, published by order of the directors of the St ... - Page 16
by Thomas C. Keefer, St. Lawrence and Ottawa grand junction railway company - 1853 - 47 pages
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The Dublin Review, Volume 1

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1836
...to apply to its use a degree of rigid and judicious economy of which the past affords no example. " That distances are virtually shortened, in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in traversing them is abridged, is now every where admitted, and the efforts made to...
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Report Upon the Practicability and Advantages of the Introduction of ...

Sir Rowland Macdonald Stephenson - Railroads - 1845 - 77 pages
...expenditure upon works affording facilities in accelerating intercourse, since it is universally felt that distances are virtually shortened in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in travelling them is abridged. It has been well and truly observed, that " The characteristic...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute, Volumes 35-36

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Meteorology - 1843
...country, upon works affording facilities in accelerating intercourse, since it is universally felt that distances are virtually shortened in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in traveling them is abridged." And it is the practical application of this axiom, which...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute

Franklin Institute (Philadelphia, Pa.) - Electronic journals - 1843
...country, upon works affording facilities in accelerating intercourse, since it is universally felt that distances are virtually shortened in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in traveling them is abridged." And it is the practical application of this axiom, which...
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Minutes of Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 29

Civil engineering - 1870
...as a substitute for mail coaches and posting, they soon acknowledged what is now a mere truism — that distances are virtually shortened in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in traversing them is abridged. 45. I proceed to take a rapid view of the most interesting...
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The Surveyor, Engineer, and Architect

1841
...country, upon works affording facilities in accelerating intercourse, since it is universally felt that distances are virtually shortened in the precise ratio in which the time occupied in travelling them is abridged." And it is the practical application of this axiom, which...
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