About Railways

About Railways

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...proceeds, as in passenger traffic, are divided among the companies concerned in the ratio of length of line used. While the stations which deal with the Clearing House in regard to goods and cattle are half as many again as those which are concerned with passenger traffic, the pairs of stations exhibit even a still greater ratio of excess, being upwards of 60,000 instead of 15,000. In other words, there are more than 60,000 kinds of journeys performed by goods going from one company's line to another; and this traffic (including minerals and live-stock as well as merchandise) places 6,000,000 per annum under the management of the Clearing House. The transmission of horses, dogs, private carriages, and van parcels is conducted in like manner, so far as it passes through the junction between two companies' lines. Once a year, the general principles are laid down that shall guide the proceedings in regard to classification of goods and parcels, division of rates, terminal allowances, and payment for loss or damage of goods; but in addition to this, a Committee of Goods Managers adjudicate cases of disputed liability relating to goods traffic; while a Committee of Coaching Superintendents perform a similar duty in regard to passenger traffic. One of the most remarkable features in the system is that which concerns payment for the use of each company's rolling-stock, and demurrage for its delay or detention. If a passenger travels, say from London to Aberdeen, without change of carriage, the carriage must belong to some one of the associated companies; and this company have a right to a certain allowance for wear and tear. In order to adjust this intricate matter, the daily life or course of every carriage and wagon is placed upon record. By...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236508939
  • 9781236508935