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A book examining the advantages, as well as the problems, associated with the construction and operation of the first railways to be built in the UK.
This document was published on 1st March 1833 by Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper.
It was written by Richard Badnall (Esq.).
The original document format was Scanned Images, and comprised 147 pages.
This document is © Sherwood, Gilbert and Piper.
"THE chief object of the following is to submit to public notice the particulars of what I deem a most important improvement in the construction or formation of Railways.
In the accomplishment of this duty I shall endeavour to be as concise as possible, seeking not fame, on such an occasion, by the extent or brilliancy of language, but by the innate and material value of my subject. How far I am justified in appreciating that value highly; time and experience will testify. At the present moment, after the most mature reflection, after regarding the nature of the improvement to which I allude in all its bearings, and after numerous and impartial experiments, I cannot help feeling a strong presentiment that it will prove one of those important sources of public wealth and advantage, which are decreed at intervals to swell the ever-growing current of civilization."
1st March 1833
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