A few general observations on the principal railways: executed, in progress, & projected, in the Midland counties & North of England : with the author's opinion upon them as investments

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Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1838 - Railroads - 64 pages
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Page 22 - Northwich, with twenty arches, each sixty feet span, and about sixty feet high. It is built over the river Weaver, and is a very fine specimen of masonry and bridge building. It is one of Stephenson's finest designs. The stone is of the red sandstone formation, and was brought from Runcorn. This is the only work upon the whole line of any magnitude ; the cuttings and embankments are generally very slight. There are two small tunnels, each about two hundred yards long, but in travelling at railway...
Page xv - Progres» of Railway» in England. In the course of three years, 1500 miles of railway will, in all probability, be executed in England alone, and, calculating the average cost, inclusive of engines, at 20,000/ a mile, 30,000,000/. will have been spent in carrying them into execution. It is an unprecedented advance in the improvement of intercourse, and it is a plain speaking fact of the estimation in which this mode of travelling is held by the nation, both as an investment and as an improvement...
Page 50 - ... objectionable" inclined planes than any other line. The admission of the directors, " that the expense of working this line from 1830 to 1836 had been about three-fifths of the whole income," was "a very startling 1 By R.
Page 4 - This Railway forms a communication from Derby to Nottingham, and also from those towns as well as Leicester and Loughborough to London, and the South of England.
Page 49 - The Directors of this Line have had the disadvantage of having to contend with inexperience.
Page 49 - Liverpool, admitted extravagance but defended the line as a "grand experiment." It was not "a fair test for other railways as to the expense of working" because it was so short and its terminal stations in proportion to its length so needlessly costly ; because it had been obliged to carry out locomotive and other experiments for the whole world ; because, hav'ng found twelve-ton engines necessary, it had to relay a line designed for...
Page 18 - Railway will form a portion of the great main line of railway from London to Edinburgh, and from York, Leeds, Manchester, Lancashire, and Birmingham, to Darlington and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Page 51 - Companies to double the existing traffic in passengers in their parliamentary evidence ; but I can see no reason at all why it should not...

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