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Reports & Letters on Light Narrow-Gauge Railways by Sir Charles Fox and Son, M.I.C.E., John Edward Boyd, M.I.C.E., C. Phil, M.I.C.E., Major Adelskold, Swedish Royal Engineer, and Mr. Fitzgibbon, C.E.; With Remarks on the Advantages to Be Derived by the Co (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
Discovery Miles 2 840
Reports & Letters on Light Narrow-Gauge Railways by Sir Charles Fox and Son, M.I.C.E., John Edward Boyd, M.I.C.E., C. Phil,...
Reports & Letters on Light Narrow-Gauge Railways by Sir Charles Fox and Son, M.I.C.E., John Edward Boyd, M.I.C.E., C. Phil,...

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Reports & Letters on Light Narrow-Gauge Railways by Sir Charles Fox and Son, M.I.C.E., John Edward Boyd, M.I.C.E., C. Phil, M.I.C.E., Major Adelskold, Swedish Royal Engineer, and Mr. Fitzgibbon, C.E.; With Remarks on the Advantages to Be Derived by the Co (Paperback)

G. Laidlaw

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Loot Price R284 Discovery Miles 2 840

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 Excerpt: ...and Udde "walla, fifty-six miles long. Before the first of these lines "was opened for traffic, it was generally imagined that the "reloading of goods from one Eailway to another would in"volve considerable expenses and waste of time. This in"convenience has, however, since proved of but trifling impor"tance, as the cost of reloading goods from one waggon to another, "under a special shed, when the waggons are placed alongside "of one another, does not exceed one penny per ton. "Another dislike which I myself entertained against the "Narrow Gauge was that the smaller and lighter locomo"tives should not be able to keep the line open in winter; but ." experience during several severe winters has shown that, "with suitably constructed snow ploughs, the Narrow Gauge "lines have been kept as free from snow as the broader ones. "TJie Narrow Gauge may thus be said to have given satisfactoi-y "results in Sweden. Its principal advantage is in original "cost, which is so considerably below that of a broader gauge. "The working expenses have also been considerably lower, "partly because the resistance in the curves with the same "speed diminishes in proportion with the gauge, partly, also, "because the dead weight of the carriages comparatively "diminishes with the gauge; and finally because the lighter "locomotives on a Narrow Gauge line do not wear out the "rails so easily as a heavier engine on a broader gauge." The evidence in favour of the Light Eailways from Norway and Sweden is of the highest character and importance. The climate of Canada, Sweden and Norway, is the same, and the timber business, in both countries, constitutes a large por...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2012
First published: March 2012
Authors: G. Laidlaw
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-130-76810-7
Barcode: 9781130768107
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LSN: 1-130-76810-4

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