Observations on Railways, Particularly on the Proposed London and Birmingham Railway (Classic Reprint)

Observations on Railways, Particularly on the Proposed London and Birmingham Railway (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Observations on Railways, Particularly on the Proposed London and Birmingham Railway Two bars, each about fifteen feet long, are laid parallel, nearly five feet apart, and thus placed they form what is called a line of road: They are from two to three inches in width, and are supported, at intervals of about three feet, upon blocks of stone, or sleepers of wood these are afterwards covered with earth, gravel, so that the rail stands about two inches above the ground. The expense Of a railway will vary according to the number of lines of which it consists, the nature of the country through which it passes, the value of land and materials, &c. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 1mm | 51g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 6 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 1333221940
  • 9781333221942