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" Why," he asked of the engineer, " are not these tram-roads laid down all over England, so as to supersede our common roads, and steam-engines employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?" The engineer looked at the... "
A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations: 1820 ... - Page 72
by John Francis - 1851
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The Living Age ..., Volume 16

1848
...of that district with the wharf at which the coals were shipped. " Why," he asked of the engineer, " are not these tramroads laid down all over England,...employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?" The engineer looked at the questioner with the corner of his eye....
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Social Influences

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1852 - 390 pages
...after watching the passing trains for some time, he turned to the engineer of the line, and said, "Why are not these tramroads laid down all over England,...employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?" The engineer looked at the questioner out of the corner of his eye,...
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Social Influences

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1852 - 390 pages
...questioner out of the corner of his eye, and said, — " Just propose you that to the nation, Sir, and see what you will get by it ! Why, Sir, you will be worried to death for your pains." The conversation on this topic terminated; but Thomas Gray, the thoughtful man, did not allow the theme...
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The National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 5

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1854
...and repassing trains, and a noble thought stirred his soul. Addressing the engineer he asked, " Why are not these tram-roads laid down all over England, so as to supersede common roads, and steam engines employed so as to supersede horse power ?" The engineer was seriously...
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RAMBLES IN THE PATH OF THE STEAM-HORSE. AN OFF_HAND OLLA PODRIDA

ELE BOWEN - 1855
...of that district with the wharf at which the coals were shipped. " Why," he asked of the engineer, " are not these tram-roads laid down all over England,...employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?" The engineer looked at the questioner with the corner of his eye....
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Triumphs of Invention and Discovery

James Hamilton Fyfe - Inventions - 1863 - 248 pages
...locomotion. " Why!" he exclaimed to the engineer who was showing him over the place, — " why are there not tram-roads laid down all over England so as to supersede our common roads, and steam engines employed to drag waggons full of goods, and carriages full of passengers along them,...
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Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting ...

Richard Miller Devens - Business - 1865
...that district with the wharf at which the coals were shipped. " Why," asked Gray of the engineer, " are not these tramroads laid down all over England, so as to supersede our common roads, and steam engines employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse power ?...
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Cyclopaedia of Commercial and Business Anecdotes: Comprising Interesting ...

Richard Miller Devens - Anecdotes - 1868 - 779 pages
...that district with the wharf at which the coals were shipped. " Why," asked Gray of the engineer, " are not these tramroads laid down all over England, so as to supersede our common roads, and steam engines employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse power ?...
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The Towne Family Memorial

Edwin Hubbard - 1880 - 114 pages
...of that district with the wharf at which the coals were shipped. "Why," asked Gray of the engineer, "are not- these tramroads laid down all over England, so as to supersede our common roads; and steam engines employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power?"...
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Our Iron Roads: Their History, Construction and Administration

Frederick Smeeton Williams - Railroads - 1883 - 514 pages
...after watching the passing trains for some time, he turned to the engineer of the line, and said, " Why are not these tramroads laid down all over England,...employed to convey goods and passengers along them, so as to supersede horse-power ? " The engineer looked at the questioner and replied, — "Just propose...
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