The Life of Robert Stephenson...: With Descriptive Chapters on Some of His Most Important Professional Works by William Pole, Volume 1

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Longmans, 1866

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Page 200 - ... 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 205 - Street, Somers Town, in the parish of St. Pancras, in the county of Middlesex...
Page 172 - 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 332 - Orders of The House, examined the matters to them referred; and have agreed to the following REPORT...
Page 209 - 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 128 - These claimants may be all entitled to great and independent merit ; but certain it is that the perfect establishment of the success of the multitubular boiler is more immediately due to the suggestion of Mr. Henry Booth, and to my father's practical knowledge in carrying it out.
Page 125 - Engine, &c. do not exceed Five Tons, then the gross weight to be drawn need not exceed Fifteen Tons; and in that proportion for Machines of still smaller weight - provided that the Engine, &c. shall still be on six wheels, unless the weight (as above) be reduced to Four Tons and a Half, or under, in which case the Boiler, &c.
Page 284 - ... 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...
Page 127 - 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 236 - ... 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...

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