A Manual of the Principles and Practice of Road-making: Comprising the Location, Consruction, and Improvement of Roads (common, Macadam, Paved, Plank, Etc.) and Rail-roads

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1871 - Railroad engineering - 464 pages
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Page 28 - Direct it flies and rapid, Shattering that it may reach, and shattering what it reaches. My son ! the road, the human being travels, That, on which BLESSING comes and goes, doth follow The river's course, the valley's playful windings, Curves round the corn-field and the hill of vines, Honouring the holy bounds of property ! And thus secure, though late, leads to its end.
Page 261 - ... that nothing could do more harm towards 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 an hour.
Page 295 - It is drawn by a horse immediately after the plough, pressing two furrows at once, and going twice over each furrow.
Page 211 - All the irregularities of the upper part of the said pavement are to be broken off by the hammer, and all the interstices to be filled with stone chips firmly wedged or packed by hand with a light hammer, so that when the whole pavement is finished there shall be a convexity of...
Page 35 - ... man, owing to its anatomical formation and great weight. Though a horse on a level is as strong as five men, on a grade of 15 per cent, it is less strong than three...
Page 341 - At many turnpikes, it has been said, the money levied is more than double of what is necessary for executing, in the completes! manner, the work, which is often executed in a very slovenly manner, and sometimes not executed at all.
Page 342 - The whole number of days' work to be assessed in each year shall be ascertained, and shall be at least three times the number of taxable inhabitants in such town.

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