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Handbook of Railroad Construction; For the use of American engineers. - Containing the necessary rules, tables, and formulæ for the location, construction, equipment, and management of railroads, as built in the United States.
They build not merely roads of earth and stone, as of old, but they build iron roads: and not content with horses of flesh, they are building horses of iron, such as never faint nor lose their breath.Dr. Bushnell. 1. In 1825, the Stockton and Darlington Railroad (England), was opened. In 1827, the Quincy (of Massachusetts), and Mauch-Chunk (Pennsylvania), were completed. In 1829, the Liverpool and Manchester road, (England), was finished. In 1833, a road was opened from Charleston, (South Carolina), to Augusta (Georgia). In 1840, Belgium opened 190 miles of railroad. In 1843, the railroad from Paris to Rouen (France), was completed. 2In 1844, Belgium finished her system of 347 miles. In 1846, Russia opened a railroad from the Wolga to the Don. In 1847, Germany had in operation 2,828 miles. In 1852, the Moscow and St. Petersburg road was finished. 2. In 1856, the United States of America had in operation 23,000 miles, and in progress 17,000 miles; employing 6,000 locomotive engines, 10,000 passenger and 70,000 freight cars; costing in all about 750,000,000 of dollars; running annually 114,000,000 miles, and transporting 123 millions of passengers, and 30 millions of tons of freight per annum; performing a passenger mileage of 4,750,000,000, and a freight mileage of 3,000,000,000. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 56688
Author: Vose, George L. (George Leonard)
Release Date: Mar 6, 2018
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