A book by a French Engineer, giving a history of waggonways and railways up to the time, and an account of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway.
This document was published in 1833 by Hilliard, Gray and Company.
It was written by P. Moreau.
The original document format was Scanned Images, and comprised 95 pages.
This document is © Hilliard, Gray and Company.
"CONVINCED of the utility of rendering an acquaintance with Rail Roads more general, especially at the present moment, when many of these admirable methods of communication are being adopted in France, I offer to the public an account (taken from my notes on the different works of the kind in England and from the publications of Messrs. Wood and Stephenson,) short, indeed, but sufficient to give a satisfactory idea of the gradual progress of this science (industrie), to the completion of the Liverpool and Manchester Rail Road. The plates which I have determined to publish at the same time, appear to me necessary to give a just conception of different constructions, which cannot be done by description alone. My sole end is to hold up to public view the advantages which agriculture, commerce, and manufactures will derive from the encouragement given to them by increased facilities of transportation, and I shall feel myself amply rewarded, if I can contribute in any degree to the encouragement of a generous emulation, without which our rivals of all ages will enjoy over us the immense advantage of having abridged both time and space, by increasing the facility of communication. "
Description of the Rail Road from Liverpool to Manchester by P. Moreau, Engineer. Together with a History of Rail Roads, and Matters connected Therewi...
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