The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S. Etc. Etc: Late President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Volume 1

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Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1864
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Page 198 - ... or mentioned in the said books of reference, or any correction thereof, such temporary or permanent inclined planes, tunnels, embankments, aqueducts, bridges, roads, ways, passages, conduits, drains, piers, arches, cuttings and fences as they think proper.
Page 203 - Street, Somers Town, in the parish of St. Pancras, in the county of Middlesex...
Page 170 - That the case for the promoters of the bill having been concluded, it does not appear to the Committee that they have made out such a case as would warrant the forcing of the proposed railway through the land and property of so great a proportion of dissentient landowners and proprietors.
Page 207 - The great Pyramid of Egypt, that stupendous monument which seems likely to exist to the end of all time, will afford a comparison. After making the necessary allowances for the foundations, galleries...
Page 279 - Little more than a quarter of a century has elapsed, since Parliament first began to legislate for railways. In that period a multitude of laws have been placed upon the statute-book, which will certainly excite the wonder, if they fail to be the admiration, of future ^generations.
Page 125 - Other engines with boilers of a variety of construction, were made, all having in view the increase of the heating surface, as it then became obvious to my father that the speed of the engine could not be increased without increasing the evaporative power of the boiler.
Page 234 - ... with the extinction of man himself. Mr. Cooke, in his turn, touched the keys and returned the answer. ' Never did I feel such a tumultuous sensation before...
Page 123 - 8. The price of the engine which may be accepted, not to exceed 550, delivered on the rail-way; and any engine not approved, to be taken back by the owner.
Page 254 - Edinbro', every other Saturday, or to the black swan in Holborn, every other Monday, at both of which places they may be received in a...
Page 282 - Give us," we say, " a tribunal competent to form a sound opinion. Commit to that tribunal, with any restrictions you think necessary, the whole of the great questions appertaining to our system. Let it protect private interests apart from railways; let it judge of the desirability of all initiatory measures, of all proposals for purchases, amalgamations, or other railway arrangements : delegate to it the power of enforcing such regulations and restrictions as may be thought needful to secure the...

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