The Railway register and record of public enterprise for railways, mines, patents and inventions, ed. by H. Clarke. (Including [in vols. 4,5] The Railway portfolio. 1846; 1847, Jan.- Mar.)., Volume 5

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Page 68 - The weight of the machine, with its complement of water in the boiler, must, at most, not exceed six tons ; and a machine of less weight will be preferred, if it draw after it a proportionate weight ; and, if the weight of the engine, &c.
Page 77 - The High-Pressure Steam Engine. THE HIGH-PRESSURE STEAM ENGINE ; an Exposition of its Comparative Merits, and an Essay towards an Improved System of Construction, adapted especially to secure Safety and Economy. By Dr. ERNST ALBAN, Practical Machine Maker, Plau, Mecklenberg. Translated from the German, with Notes, by Dr. POLE, FRS, M.
Page 92 - In the establishment of the locomotive, in the development of the powers of the Cornish engine, and in increasing the capabilities of the marine engine, there can be no doubt that Trevithick's exertions have given a far wider range to the dominion of the steam-engine than even the great and masterly improvements of James Watt effected in his day.
Page 68 - The engine and boiler must be supported on springs, and rest on six wheels ; and the height from the ground to the top of the chimney must not exceed fifteen feet.
Page 68 - The engine, if it weighs six tons, must be capable of drawing after it, day by day, on a well-constructed railway, on a level plane, a train of carriages of the gross weight of twenty tons, including the tender and...
Page 157 - An Act for the Abolition of Fines and Recoveries, and for the substitution of more simple modes of Assurance...
Page 71 - Nothing can do more harm to the adoption of railroads, than the promulgation of such nonsense as that we shall see locomotive engines travelling at the rate of 12, 16, 18, and 20 miles per hour!
Page 76 - Having thus decribed the nature of my invention, and the manner in which the same is to be performed, I would...
Page 92 - Hancock's experiments, and perhaps destined, in the end, to witness the great triumph of steam locomotion on the common road. The day after the first trial, Trevithick took the small engine, and exhibited it in a cutler's shop, working the machinery, which was part of his course of experiment, to show the applicability of the principle for various purposes. At a subsequent period a temporary tram-road was constructed within an enclosure, on the ground now occupied by...
Page 36 - ... carried out, it will be found that in little more than forty years all the principal lines of France, forming a complete system of communication between all parts of that country, will, with very few exceptions, revert to the State. They will then, if worked for revenue, constitute a property compared to which the largest treasure amassed in former times by any sovereign or State shrinks into insignificance.

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