Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee on the London and Brighton Railway Bills

Minutes of Evidence Taken Before the Committee on the London and Brighton Railway Bills

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...lessen the gradients and lessen the expenses. Is not by far the greatest expense of working any line to be estimated by the mileage permanently?--Certainly, ' You would reduce that where you could, without sacrifice '.'--It is very desirable in the first instance to have the shortest line you can. For instance, the difference between 99,0001. and 100,000. for a main line is worth consideration?---Yes. %Iy friend asked about the termini, you said you thought both good? es. You think it is desirable to get as near the centre of the town as you possibly can?-'-Yes. And both with reference to the buildings of Brighton, and with reference to the population of London, you think we have a very central situation at either end?--I think so. l00,000l. isa considerable matter in a line of fifty miles; any additional ex ense is a considerable matter?--Yes. uppose 100,000l. to be saved in the most Direct Line that would be, a fortiori, a great advantage '!--Yes. ' You were asked about arriving at the depot on alevel; would you not consider it objectionable to cut sixty or seventy feet for a mile long, to get your depot at a level, and that would be a disadvantage '9-That is only a question of expense and of degree. You were asked if it would not be much more expensive, if you arrived at a depot thirty-five feet above the level, and whether that would not be objectionable, on the ground of expense of making use of that depot?---It would be. Would it not be a heavy expense to get at the depot on a level, to cut sixty-feet '!--Certainly. That is to be taken into consideration as a set off?--Yes. I think you said a good road made directly to it, less steep, for instance, than part of the adjoining street, and a moderate elevation, would be an...show more

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