How to Make the Railways Pay for the War; Or, The Transport Problem Solved

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G. Routledge & Sons, Limited, 1916 - Railroads - 348 pages

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Page 134 - But man, proud man ! Dressed in a little brief authority, Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His glassy essence, — like an angry ape, Plays such fantastic tricks before high Heaven, As make the angels weep; who, with our spleens, Would all themselves laugh mortal.
Page 43 - Reports of the Departmental Committee appointed by the Board of Trade to consider the position of the.
Page 138 - This department is practically under the direction of a president and vice-president ; the other members of the Board or Committee are, — the Lord Chancellor, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the First Lord of the Treasury, the principal Secretaries of State, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Speaker of the House of Commons...
Page 228 - About ;,*" miles are not railway-owned or controlled ; 1,360 miles, or nearly a third of the whole extent, are so owned or controlled. The net revenue from these waterways in...
Page 71 - Metropolitan area, in addition to extensive widenings of other existing roads, would be very large, but states that it is difficult to see how it can be avoided if congestion is to be relieved and proper provision made for the needs of the future. " Large as the expense may be, it should be remembered that the cost of inaction is also heavy. The time lost daily by millions of people, through insufficient road accommodation, is alone equivalent to a loss of money which, though impossible to estimate...
Page 278 - I am directed by the Board of Trade to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the...
Page 128 - there are three things which make a nation great and prosperous — a fertile soil, busy workshops, and easy conveyance for men and commodities from one place to another"; "to which," says Bishop Hall, "let me add knowledge and freedom.
Page 231 - Leeds, it will fa.il altogether, as it will be stopped at either Wigan, Sowerby Bridge, or Cooper Bridge by the locks of the Leeds and Liverpool canal, or Calder and Hebble navigation, which, although of twice the width required by the narrow boat, are 10 feet too short. Again, the narrow boat occasions a large amount of transhipment, as it is not safe to send it on wide estuaries or tidal waters. When goods are to be sent from London to Liverpool direct, narrow boats to load them cannot be sent...
Page 93 - Railway (1 share, as successor to the London and South Western and London, Brighton and South Coast Railways), and London Midland and Scottish Railway (1 share, as successor to the London and North Western Railway).
Page 231 - Tidal rivers and estuaries, where rough water is at times encountered, and where the tide ebbs and flows often with * considerable velocity, which may, as in the case of the Severn estuary, amount to as much as 12 knots an hour on spring tides. As almost all through routes between important centres at the present time contain links of narrow canal, the effect of these diversities of gauge is to confine any long-distance through traffic to narrow boats. Nothing but a narrow boat can navigate between...

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