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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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Oddities of Colonial Legislation in America: As Applied to the Public Lands ...

John Brown Dillon - Law - 1879 - 844 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 these...
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The History of Pettis County, Missouri: Including an Authentic History of ...

Pettis County (Mo.) - 1882 - 1108 pages
...civilization of to-day. As early as 1602 rail ways are mentioned in history, and are thus described: 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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A Treatise on Explosive Compounds, Machine Rock Drills and Blasting

Henry Sturgis Drinker - Blasting - 1883 - 406 pages
...1676, for Lord Keeper Guildford, who rode the northern circuit that year, thus describes them : * " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber...the river exactly straight and parallel ; and bulky care are made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse...
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Notes Taken in Sixty Years

Richard Smith Elliott - United States - 1883 - 336 pages
...Beaumont," near Newcastle, England, in 1630. Roger North describes these roads and rolling-stock in 1676: " Rails of timber from the colliery down to the river exactly straight and parallel, and carts made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will...
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My Grandfather's Pocket-book, from A.D. 1701-1796

Henry John Wale - Commonplace-books - 1883 - 341 pages
...The only kind of railroads in England in use at this time are thus described by Roger North : — " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery (near Newcastle) to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with four rollers...
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My Grandfather's Pocket-book, from A.D. 1701-1796

Henry John Wale - Commonplace-books - 1883 - 341 pages
...The only kind of railroads in England in use at this time are thus described by Roger North : — " The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery (near Newcastle) to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with four rollers...
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Buckinghamshire: A History of Aylesbury with Its Borough and Hundreds, the ...

Robert Gibbs (of Aylesbury, Eng.) - Aylesbury (England) - 1885 - 688 pages
...description of them as so constructed in the year 1676 will be found in the life of Lord Keeper North — " 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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The Monthly Chronicle of North Country Lore and Legend, Volume 5

Northumberland (England) - 1891 - 624 pages
...network of iron roads that covers the globe. "The manner of the carriage," says the observant Roger, "ia by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight aud parallel ; and bulky carts are made with four rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage...
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Magazine of Western History, Volume 8

United States - 1888 - 722 pages
...twenty-five years later than the date last named,"f we find this crude structure thus described : " 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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Report Upon the Condition and Progress of the U.S. National Museum During ...

United States National Museum - 1889 - 1244 pages
...describes a wooden railway which he had seen at Newcastle during the reign of Charles II, as follows: "The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of...straight and parallel, and bulky carts are made with rowlets fitting these rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse will draw 4 or 5 chaldrons...
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