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" The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber, from the colliery, down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails ; whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down... "
The Lives of the Right Hon. Francis North, Baron Guilford, Lord Keeper of ... - Page 279
by Roger North - 1826
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Cyclopedia of Chronology: The World's Progress, a Dictionary of Dates: with ...

George Palmer Putnam - Chronology, Historical - 1860 - 896 pages
...coals a moderate distance from the pits to the place of shipping. They are thus mentioned in 1676:—" The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 14

Chambers's journal - 1861 - 432 pages
...1602 by Mr Beaumont, in the vicinity of Neweastle. Roger îiorth alludes to them in 1676 ; he says : ' The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers, fitting these...
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The Life of Robert Stephenson, F.R.S. Etc. Etc: Late President of ..., Volume 2

John Cordy Jeaffreson - 1864
...the time of their first construction. Li the Life of Lord Keeper North, AD 1676, it is recorded — The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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Railway Reform: Its Importance and Practicability Considered as Affecting ...

William Galt - Railroad law - 1865 - 405 pages
...of ground will expect Ł20 per annum for this leave. The manner of the carriage is by laying lines of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carte are made with four romlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse...
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The Life of Robert Stephenson...: With Descriptive Chapters on ..., Volume 2

John Cordy Jeaffreson, William Pole - 1866
...the time of their first construction. In the Life of Lord Keeper North, AD 1676, it is recorded — The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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Wonderful Inventions: From the Mariner's Compass to the Electric Telegraph Cable

John Timbs - Inventions - 1868 - 400 pages
...wheels. Then we had the contrivance illustrated in the next page. Lord Keeper North, in 1676, describes " rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel; and bulky carts made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw...
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The Antiquary, Volumes 3-4

Archaeology - 1873 - 670 pages
...first used? Roger North gives the following description of one railway at Newcastle, in 1680 : — " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel ; bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that...
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Society of Engineers (London, England) - Engineering - 1874 - 266 pages
...Speaking of the conveyance of coals, he thus describes the " wagons and wagon ways," as he calls them : " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with rowlets, or wheels fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down...
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1874
...Speaking of the conveyance of coals, he thus describes the "Wagons and wagon ways," as he calls them : "The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of...straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with rowlets, or wheels fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw down...
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The famines of the world: past and present. 2 papers read before the ...

Cornelius Walford - 1879
...description of these which we have met with is that given in the life of Lord Keeper North, published 1676. " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with four rollers fitting those...
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