Communication from the Canal Commissioners; Exhibiting the Condition of the Canals and Railroads. Read in the House of Representatives, March 11, 1839

Communication from the Canal Commissioners; Exhibiting the Condition of the Canals and Railroads. Read in the House of Representatives, March 11, 1839

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...size, would cost about _ ' ' Engine-depot and shop 'at' Hollidayshurg. Engine ' '-'--9 depot ought to be paved or floored. The depot and ' Smith shop are otherwise', in good order. They are however, poo-rly suppled with--tools.-There should also be a small stationary steam engine in the depot ' to do any heavy work that may be required about the engines. turn-rounds, dzc. and furnish tools. Proposedsteam engine not included. ' A sufficient number of new-ropes to last through the ' present season, was ordered last year by Mr. Pat--I '1' ton, lat--e superintendent of motive power, a greater-. 1' part of which are, I believe, manufactured and ." ready to be delivered upon the opening of the canal. They were made at the-est'a'olishment oi' ' Messrs. Smith Sz Guthrie, oi" Pittsburg, and-are-_ it said to be more lasting than those obtained in the '-_ eastern markets. ' _ ' _ 3 Mr. Black, the principal'rigger, 'is of opinion-, that the-_ ropes at the inclined planes may be classed as fol----' lows, viz: ' ' v ' ' Inclined plane No. 1 willlast two months. v do do 2 3 dz 4 will last this season. do do 5 must be renewed. do do 6 will last this season._ do do 7 must be renewed. do do 8 will last nearly a season. ' do do 9 will last this season. Q do do 10 will last about 1 month.' Estimated cost of the ropes contracted for, $21,500 0!' The following is a list ofthe locomotive engines now 'on the road, viz: AT' WESTERN END. N'AME Or ENGINE. MAKERS NAME. Boston, R. M. Houton, _ Allegheny, E. A. G. Young, -, _, Backwoodsman, M'Clurg, Wade dz Co. leushhill, -_. Wm. Norris, -_ eorge Washingto do ' '-_ Independence, do-_ ' ' Mountaineer, M_'Cln'rg, W ade_& Co Conemaugh, do do...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918266
  • 9781236918260