The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1853

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1853

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...was increased S 1,515,000; and during the session of 1852, eleven roads or hranches, with a capital stock of $ 2,145,000, and the capital stock of the roads in operation, or chartered, was increased 8 2,240,000. By the returns on the Massachusetts roads, it appears that there were during the year, 68 casualties, hy which persons were killed, or injured Bo that they died therefrom, and 32 casualties which did not prove fatal. Of the 68 persons killed, 24 were employees of the road. 43 were persons walking or sleeping on the track, or attempting to cross it while the trains were approaching. One person was killed in attempting to get on the cars, after they were in motion. Of the 32 not fatal casualties, 6 hefell employees of the roads; 19, persons carelessly on or ahout the track; and 7, passengers. These seven passengers were injured in attempting to jump from the cars while in motion, except one, a lady, who was injured hy the hreaking of a seat in a car caused hy some accident. More than 9,000,000 passengers were carried over the roads during that period. 2. Other Completed Railroads in New England, September, 1852. Name of Road. N. Hampshire Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Total. Androscoggin, Androscoggin and Kennebec, Bangor and Piscataquis. Buckfield Branch (All. & St.Law. R.) Calais and Baring, Kennebec, Bath, and Portland, Bath Branch (from Brunswick), Portland. Saco, and Portsmouth. Eastern R. in New Hampshire, Concord (Nashua to Concord), Ashuelol (S. Vernon, Ms. toKeene), Northern(Concord to W Riv.Juncl.), Bristol Branch (Franklin to Bristol), Manchester and Lawrence, Portsmouth and Concord, . Sullivan (B Falls to Windsor, Vt ), Wilton (Nashville to Wilton), . Rutland (B Falls to Burlington), Vt. Valley (Brattleboro to B....show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236854853
  • 9781236854858