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1st class 3d class amount annual mileage ascertain augmented average daily mileage average distance average number Belgian lines Belgian railways Birmingham branch Brighton calculation capital Captain Huish Carriage-trucks carrying stock cent chargeable classes of vehicles clearing-house coke constructed consumption cost December 31 Ditto dividing electric telegraph ending June 30 engine lighted English railways estimate expenses expressed first-class following table fuel Holyhead Horse-boxes increased June 30 length line of railway Liverpool locomotive engines locomotive power locomotive stock London miles an hour months ending June necessary North-Western Company number of engines number of passengers number of vehicles obtained opened for traffic operation Orleans parcels Paris passenger engines passenger traffic passenger trains produced profit proportion quantity rails railway companies receipts rendered road rolling stock Rouen sengers station steam supply tariff third-class tons total mileage total number Totals and averages twelve months ending United Kingdom vehicles of transport Vierzon waggons weight
Page 34 - ... limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with ruts, which I actually measured, four feet deep, and floating with mud, only from a wet summer. What, therefore, must it be after a winter? The only mending it receives is tumbling in some loose stones, which serve no other purpose than jolting a carriage in the most intolerable manner. These are not merely opinions, but facts ; for I actually passed three carts broken down in these eighteen miles of execrable memory.
Page 34 - I know not in the whole range of language terms sufficiently expressive to describe this infernal road. To look over a map, and perceive that it is a' principal one, not only to some towns, but even...
Page 401 - The seats are cushioned ; and their backs, consisting of a simple padded board, about six inches broad, are so supported that the passenger may at his pleasure turn them either way, so as to turn his face or his back to the engine. For the convenience of ladies who travel unaccompanied by gentlemen, or who otherwise desire to be apart, a small room, appropriately furnished, is sometimes attached at the end of the carriage, admission to which is forbidden to gentlemen.
Page 388 - The principal centres from which these lines of communication diverge are Boston, New York, and Philadelphia. A considerable extent, though of less importance, diverges from Baltimore; and recently lines of communication of great length have been constructed, from Charleston in South Carolina, and from Savannah in Georgia. From Boston three trunk lines issue; the chief of which passes through the State of Massachusetts to Albany, on the Hudson.
Page 34 - ... to travel this terrible country to avoid it as they would the devil ; for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down. They will here meet with rutts which I actually measured four feet deep, and floating with mud only from a wet summer...
Page 35 - Until the close of the last century, the internal transport of goods in England was performed by waggon, and was not only intolerably slow, but so expensive as to exclude every object except manufactured articles, and such as, being of light weight and small bulk in proportion to their value, would allow of a high rate of transport.
Page 394 - Upon this platform rails are laid, on which the waggons which bear the passengers' luggage and other matters of light and rapid transport are rolled directly upon the upper deck of the ferry-boat, the passengers meanwhile passing under a covered way to the lower deck. The whole operation is accomplished in five minutes. While the boat is crossing the spacious river, the passengers are supplied with their breakfast, dinner, lunch, or supper, as the case may be.
Page xxii - Comparative view of the movement of the traffic on a portion of the Railways in operation in the United Kingdom, United States, Belgium, France, and Germany.