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George and Robert Stephenson Author: Samuel Smiles Release Date: January 5, 2009 [eBook #27710] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS*** This ebook was transcribed by Les Bowler. [Picture: George Stephenson] LIVES OF THE ENGINEERS. THE LOCOMOTIVE. GEORGE AND ROBERT STEPHENSON. BY SAMUEL SMILES, AUTHOR OF CHARACTER, SELF-HELP, ETC. Bid Harbours open, Public Ways extend; Bid Temples, worthier of God, ascend; Bid the broad Arch the dangrous flood contain, The Mole projected break the roaring main, Back to his bounds their subject sea command, And roll obedient rivers through the land. These honours, Peace to happy Britain brings; These are imperial works, and worthy kings. POPE. _A NEW AND REVISED EDITION_. * * * * * LONDON: JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET 1879. Tue Apr 04 21:33:00 2017 2 _The right of Translation is reserved_. INTRODUCTION. Since the appearance of this book in its original form, some seventeen years since, the construction of Railways has continued to make extraordinary progress.
Although Great Britain, first in the field, had then, after about twenty-five years work, expended nearly 300 millions sterling in the construction of 8300 miles of railway, it has, during the last seventeen years, expended about 288 millions more in constructing 7780 additional miles. But the construction of railways has proceeded with equal rapidity on the Continent.
France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Belgium, Switzerland, Holland, have largely added to their railway mileage.
Austria is actively engaged ...





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