A report by the Directors of the London and Birmingham Railway, seeking to show the benefits of the proposed railway following the loss of the first Parliamentary Bill in the House of Commons.
This document was published in 1832 by Directors of the London and Birmingham Railway.
It was written by Directors of the London and Birmingham Railway.
The original document format was Scanned Images, and comprised 72 pages.
This document is © Directors of the London and Birmingham Railway.
"The Preamble to the Act for making a Railway from London to Birmingham, of which the above is a copy, was voted on the 1st of June by a large majority of the Committee of the House of Commons, to whom the Bill was referred. On the 8th of July a majority of the Committee of the House of Lords resolved that the Allegations of the same Preamble had not been proved.
THE Directors in publishing a selection from the evidence which was given before the Committee of the Lords, have proceeded on the conviction that the knowledge of the subject which it is calculated to diffuse will act more powerfully in removing those objections of influential persons which occasioned the loss of the Bill, than any arguments which, could be employed by the advocates of the Railway.
The Directors have confined their extracts exclusively to the evidence given before the Lords' Committees, because the Minutes having been printed at length by order of their Lordships, it will be more easy to ascertain, by reference to official documents, the general correctness of the present publication.
Only so much of the evidence has been selected as immediately relates to the following heads:
First - As to the general utility of the Railway.
Second - As to the estimate of Cost.
Third - As to the Traffic.
Fourth - As to the practical effects of Railways already constructed and in operation."
Extracts from the Minutes of Evidence given before the Committee of the Lords on the London and Birmingham Railway Bill...
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