Railway Economy; A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, It Management, Prospects and Relations ... Volume 3

Railway Economy; A Treatise on the New Art of Transport, It Management, Prospects and Relations ... Volume 3

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...data will permit us. On the London and Brighton railways, during the twelve months ending 31st December, 1848, the expenses for locomotive power amounted to 56,381, and the total mileage of the engines to 1,360,168. Hence we have Thus the working cost of each engine was 10d. a mile. To compare the results obtained upon the Belgian railways with this, it is necessary to observe that the expense expressed here by L is the whole expense of the locomotive power, and includes, therefore, all the expenses expressed by L, L', and L" in the case of the Belgian lines. It will therefore be necessary to divide the expense L + L'+ L" for the Belgian lines, by e.--e', for the same lines, in order to compare the two results. This gives, I I' L------------+ L + L: --------79'255_: 0'05: 12. e + 8' 1,584,632. It appears, therefore, that the working expense of the engines on the London and Brighton Railway, was 16T6 per cent. less than on the Belgian lines. The reports do not supply us with the data necessary to ascertain the average number of vehicles of each kind drawn by each engine on the Brighton line, and we can not, therefore, subdivide this among the vehicles. On the Great Western Railway, during the twelve months ending 30th June, 1849, the expenses for locomotive power, accofiiing to the published reports, were 96,462; and the total mileage was 2,737,928. Hence we have, e + e' which was the working cost of each engine per mile. It is necessary to observe, that the reported mileage of the engines in the case of the Great Western Railway includes, as indeed it ought to do, the mileage of the assisting engines on inclined planes, of empty engines, and of the engines used in forming the...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867661
  • 9781236867667