Osborne's Guide to the Grand Junction, Or, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester Railway: With the Topography of the Country Through which the Line Passes, and Complete Guides to the Towns of Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester. Illustrated with Numerous Wood Engravings and Maps

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E. C. & W. Osborne, 1838 - Birmingham (England) - 347 pages

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Page 260 - There was a period of time in the latter part of the last century and the early part of this one when the national forests were laid out and established. We are not going to have any new national forests or any additions to them. The pattern was fixed then and there.
Page 50 - December until the twenty-fourtn of the same month between the hours of ten o'clock in the morning and four o'clock in the afternoon...
Page 7 - ... bearings being capable of self-adjustment, in order that they may adapt themselves correctly to the under parts of the rails; and the making of adequate provisions for fastening the iron rails securely downwards upon such self-adjusting bearings, as well as for confining the rails laterally within...
Page 31 - Notwithstanding all the accommodation the canals can offer, the delays are such that the spinners and dealers are frequently obliged to cart cotton on the public high road, a distance of 36 miles, for which they pay four times the price which would be charged by a Railroad, and they are three times as long in getting it to hand.
Page 5 - I need not take time to relate,) the price of pigs became very low, and their works being of great extent, in order to keep the furnaces on, they thought it would be the best means of stocking their pigs, to lay them on the wooden railways, as it would help to pay the interest by reducing the repairs of the rails; and if iron should take any sudden rise, there was nothing to do but to take them up, and send them away as pigs.
Page 156 - Lie-a-bed's opportunities of making acquaintance had been rather limited, and she could not resolve the difficulty. Stumpy (a man with a wooden leg), Cowskin, Spindleshanks, Cockeye, and Pigtail were severally invoked, but in vain ; and the querist fell into a brown study, in which she remained for some time. At length, however, her eyes suddenly brightened, and slapping one of her companions on the shoulder, she exclaimed triumphantly, "Dash my wig! whoy he means moy fey ther!
Page 31 - Rail-road, and they are three times as long in getting it to hand. The same observation applies to manufactured goods, which are sent by land carriage daily, and for which the rate paid is five times that which they would be subject to by the Rail-road. This enormous sacrifice is made for two reasons— sometimes because conveyance by water cannot be promptly obtained, but more frequently because speed and certainty, as to delivery, are of the first importance.
Page 106 - Villages and small towns will gradually exchange their dialect for the national tongue, by the increased frequency of communion with other places and persons ; and customs and superstitions that have for ages resisted the progress of other agents, will give way to the force and rapidity of this.
Page 62 - CONDUCTORS, GUARDS, AND PORTERS. — Every Train is provided with Guards, and a Conductor, who is responsible for the order and regularity of the journey. The Company's Porters will load and unload the luggage, and put it into or upon any omnibus, or other carriage, at any of the stations. No fees or gratuities allowed to Conductors, Guards, Porters, or other persons in the service of the Company.
Page 305 - No gratuity, under any circumstances, is allowed to be taken by any servant of the company.

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