Report, to the Massachusetts Legislature, April 5, 1892

Report, to the Massachusetts Legislature, April 5, 1892

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...any dividends. The Great Western and North Western run their trains over our roads, and we connect directly with other roads, and are thus enabled to embark our passengers from any part of London throughout England. We labor, however, under the disadvantage of having our Circle stations too far removed from the business streets of the city, thus losing the immense local traffic on the Strand, Fleet street, Piccadilly, Regent and Oxford streets. Expensive roads like underground or elevated roads should have their stations near to, f.nd should be built on, the line of great thoroughfares. Ours are along the Thames, where there is very little local traffic, and the stations of the Metropolitan are as far or farther north of the great travel. If we could cut our circle in two we then could compete with omnibuses, etc." I saw the General Manager, Mr. Alfred Powell, who.was most courteous, and who explained to me the whole workings of the road. His conversation was in a line with that of his assistant, heretofore given. I herewith present a map of the Metropolitan and District railroads, showing the different stations on the circle and the lines of railroads with which the underground system connects, as also the last semiannual report of the District road, giving in detail all the business done by it for the half-year ending June 30, 1891. This map also contains the route of the recently constructed underground electric railroad which runs from King William street, under the Thames, to Clapham in South London, a distance of three and one-half miles, and is popularly known as the Greathead road, but its legal name is "The City & South London Railway," a description of which and the method of its construction may not be out of...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750195
  • 9781236750198