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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... "
Dictionary of dates, and universal reference - Page 435
by Joseph Timothy Haydn - 1845 - 80 pages
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Our Railways: Their Origin, Development, Incident and Romance, Volume 1

John Pendleton - Railroads - 1894
...ground, and so dear that the owner of a rood of ground will expect twenty pounds per year for this leave. 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...
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Other Times and Other Seasons

Laurence Hutton - American essays - 1895 - 181 pages
...until the middle of the seventeenth century. In the Life of Lord-Keeper North they were thus described in 1676: "The manner of the carriage is by laying...rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse can draw four or five chaldrons of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants." In the...
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Other Times and Other Seasons

Laurence Hutton - American essays - 1895 - 181 pages
...until the middle of the seventeenth century. In the Life of Lord-Keeper North they were thus described in 1676: "The manner of the carriage is by laying...rails, whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse can draw four or five chaldrons of coals, and is an immense benefit to the coal merchants." In the...
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The Romance of Engineering: The Stories of the Highway, the Waterway, the ...

Henry Frith - Engineering - 1895 - 364 pages
...of ground between the colliery and the river. They sell leave to lead coals over the ground. . . . The manner of the carriage is by laying rails of timber from the colliery down to the river, exactly straight and parallel, . . . whereby the carriage is so easy that one horse...
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Catalogue of the Hopkins Railway Library

Stanford University. Libraries, Frederick John Teggart - Railroads - 1895 - 231 pages
...was very agreeable . . . Some of the aldermen related strange Histories of their coal works. . . . 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 finir rowlets fitting...
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Special Consular Reports, Volume 12

United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce - Consular reports - 1895
...to laying rails of timber on the level surface. In 1676, tramways consisted of rails and timber laid "from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts were made with four rollers fitting the rails, whereby the carriage was so easy that one horse could...
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The Story of American Coals

William Jasper Nicolls - Coal - 1896 - 405 pages
...Colebrookdale, in Shropshire, England. A writer in 1676 describes the old wooden railways as follows : " 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 rowlets, fitting these...
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Highways of Commerce: The Ocean Lines, Railways, Canals, and Other Trade ...

United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce - Trade routes - 1899 - 990 pages
...to laying rails of timber on the level surface. In 1070, tramways consisted of rails and timber laid "from the colliery to the river, exactly straight and parallel, and bulky carts were made with four rollers fitting the rails, whereby the carriage was so easy that one horse could...
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The Story of Rapid Transit

Beckles Willson - 1903
...to 1676. "The manner of the carriage," says he, "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 four or...
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Catalogue of the Mechanical Engineering Collection in the Science ..., Volume 1

Victoria and Albert Museum - Machinery - 1907 - 419 pages
...Newcastle colliery district, and in this connection it is recorded in the life of Lord Keeper North that in 1676 " 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 rowlcts fitting...
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