A Practical Treatise on Rail-roads: And Interior Communication in General ... with Tables of the Comparative Value of Canals and Rail-roads, and the Power of the Present Locomotive Engines

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Carey & Lea, 1832 - 598 страници

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Страница 36 - The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down four or five chaldron of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants.
Страница 43 - Colebrook-dale, in Shropshire, where cast-iron was indisputably first applied to the construction of bridges, and, according to the information which I have been able to obtain, it was here also that Rail-ways of that material were first constructed. It appears; from the books of...