Railway and Canal Traffic ACT, 1888

Railway and Canal Traffic ACT, 1888

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ...in the matter. The Company stated they could not admit that any allocation of waggons to particular sections or traffies which it had been found expedient to make had had any prejndicial effect upon the supply of waggons to complainants. In support of their contention they stated that during the last five years the output from itomplaimmts' works showed a continuous increase. They admitted that owing to the undue detention of waggons at depots and shipping ports, &c., the supply of waggons was occasionally insufficient, but every effort was made to meet the requirements of all traders alike. A copy of the reply was forwarded to complainants, from whom no further communication was received. Both Companies contended that owing to the varying conditions of the traffic no fair comparison could be made between the rates charged for coals and for bottles, and that the fact of the bottles being second-hand did not warrant any alteration in their classification, as whether the bottles were old or new the services performed by the Companies were identical. They considered the rates quoted were reasonable, and speaking generally they were the same as those in foree in 1892, but in the ease of Liverpool a substantial reduction had been made, and if there was likely to be any traffic to Manchester in quantities of 4 tons and upwards, some reduction could probably be made. A copy of the Companies' replies was forwarded to the complainant, from whom no further communication was received. The Company maintained the accuraey of their charge for the consignment weighing 50 lbs. In the other case, owing to pressure of business the weight had been estimated, and in view of this fact, they were prepared to accept complainant's statement as to the actual weight, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236509455
  • 9781236509451