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30th June amalgamation amount annum average Bank of England Birmingham Company branch lines canal capital account Capt carriage carriers Carrying Stock cent charges coal coke commercial Committee competition consols construction conveyance cost depreciation directors districts ditto dividend earned Eastern Counties Eastern Counties Railway economy engines England estimate expenditure expenses fares Glasgow Grand Junction Grand Junction Canal Grand Junction Railway Greenock gross half half-year Holyhead Huish increase interest investment June 30 kingdom Lancashire Lancashire and Yorkshire Legislature lines of railway Liverpool locomotive power London and Birmingham London and North main line Manchester ment Midland mileage millions North Western Company North Western Railway number of passengers paid Parliament passenger traffic present profit proportion proprietors rails railway companies railway property receipts reduced revenue shareholders shares speculation speed stations tion tons Total trade trains travelling United Kingdom weight
Page 31 - ... to avoid it as they would the devil, for a thousand to one but they break their necks or their limbs by overthrows or breakings down.
Page 65 - We should as soon expect the people of Woolwich to suffer themselves to be fired off upon one of Congreve's ricochet rockets, as trust themselves to the mercy of such a machine going at such a rate.
Page 64 - As to those persons who speculate on making railways generally throughout the kingdom, and superseding all the canals, all the wagons, mails and stage coaches, post-chaises and, in short, every other mode of conveyance, by land and by water, we deem them and their visionary schemes unworthy of notice.
Page 7 - Companies respectively shall pay a fixed rate per mile, for such carriages and waggons not their own property, as they may use ; and a further sum per day by way of fine or demurrage for detention, if kept beyond a prescribed length of time : and, lastly, that no direct settlement shall take place between the Companies in respect of any traffic, the accounts of which have passed through the Railway Clearing House.
Page 22 - Under every head of charge, by referring to the accounts of the London and Birmingham, the Grand Junction, and the Liverpool and Manchester Companies...
Page 7 - Secondly, that the companies respectively shall pay a fixed rate per mile, for such carriages and waggons not their own property, as they may use ; and a further sum per day by way of fine or demurrage for detention, if kept beyond a prescribed length of time ; and lastly...
Page 49 - The average weight of a train on the branch lines of the leading railways is 56 tons...
Page 2 - ... acting under special conditions. All that it now behoves us to notice is, that we have here a large and powerful body whose interests are ever pressing on railway extension irrespective of its intrinsic propriety. The great change in the attitude of the Legislature towards railways from ' the extreme of determined rejection or dilatory ' acquiescence to the opposite extreme of unlimited concession,' was simultaneous with the change above described.
Page 56 - If at the time of such augmentation of capital taking place the existing shares be not at a premium, then such new shares may be of such amount, and may be issued in such manner, and on such terms, as the company shall think fit And with respect to the consolidation of the shares into stock, be it enacted as follows : 61.