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PRACTICAL TREATISE

ON THE

CONSTRUCTION AND FORMATION

OF

RAILWAYS.

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EXCAVATING, HAULAGE, EMBANKING, AND
PERMANENT WAYLAYING;

ALSO, THE METHOD OF

FIXING ROADS UPON CONTINUOUS TIMBER BEARINGS;

ILLUSTRATED WITH

INCLUDING THE PRINCIPLES OF ESTIMATING

THE GROSS LOAD AND USEFUL EFFECT PRODUCED BY MECHANICAL
OR OTHER MOTIVE POWER,

UPON A LEVEL AND UPON ANY INCLINATION.

DIAGRAMS AND ORIGINAL USEFUL TABLES.

BY JAS. DAY,

Author of The Railway Calculator, or Engineers' and Contractors'
Assistant, &c. &c.

LONDON:

JOHN WEALE, ARCHITECTURAL LIBRARY;
AND SIMPKIN & MARSHALL.

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SOLD ALSO BY WHITE AND CARR, SUNDERLAND; CURRIE AND
BOWMAN, NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE; VEITCH, DURHAM ;
JENNET, AND ROBINSON, STOCKTON.

MDCCCXXXIX.

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ERRATA.

PAGE 21, last line, for fifth, read sixth.

Page 89, commencement of line 5, (from bottom) b omitted.

Page 161, lines 18, 19, for right side of the opposite drawing, read left

side of the lower drawing.

Page 170, column "36 feet," line 14 from bottom, for 2623, read 3623
Page 187, line 2, for Table 3, read Table 4

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exposition of that now popular and all-absorbing subject-RAILWAYS, a medium of internal communication which, with all its concomitants and appendages, the British Nation has brought so rapidly forward to their present comparative state of perfection.

The WORK will be found devoid of all algebraical formulas; but it will illustrate familiarly the

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