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Canals and railroads, ship canals & ship railways

Canals and railroads, ship canals & ship railways

a discussion of the paper of E. Sweet, The radical enlargement of the Erie Canal ; read at the convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers, June 25th, 1885

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Published by s.n. in [S.l .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Canals -- Canada.

  • Edition Notes

    Filmed from a copy of the original publication held by the Library of the Public Archives of Canada. Ottawa : Canadian Institute for Historical Microreproductions, 1980.

    Statementby E.L. Corthell.
    SeriesCIHM/ICMH Microfiche series -- no. 03614
    ContributionsAmerican Society of Civil Engineers.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 microfiche (12 fr.).
    Number of Pages12
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21227229M
    ISBN 100665036140

      Railways developed in the first half of the nineteenth century and, after a slow start, boomed in two periods of railway mania. The industrial revolution was able to grow even more, but many of the key changes had already begun without rail. Suddenly the lower classes in society could travel much further, more easily, and the regional differences in Britain began to break down. Thanks to Andrew Waldron for the link to this film, The Clanrye Connection, about Newry and its transport systems: the inland canal, the ship canal and the railways. The film was made by the BBC in and is about 50 minutes long. There is even an electric tram.

    Yes, in the s and 40s hundreds of railroad companies sprang up. With tracks 40 or 50 miles long. When the trained reached the end of one line you had to get off and get on another train. But railroads became the most important form of transportation because they were able to .   Sea Carriage: Overseas trade required large ships and was important for importing and exporting goods and raw materials. Several key British ports, including the hub of the nation in London, had been growing on trade even before the boom of the .

      The Paperback of the Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, by Sarah H. Gordon at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on Due to Brand: Dee, Ivan R. Publisher. Railroads & Steamboats & Canals. It may come as a surprise to some that railroads existed long before the Iron Horse was introduced. Of course the width of the rail was based on the width of the Roman Chariot (normal gauge) and the first ‘coaches’ were altered stage coach bodies.


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