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Author Mackay, John Charles

Title Light railways for the United Kingdom, India, and the colonies : a practical handbook setting forth the principles on which light railways should be constructed, worked and financed and detailing the cost of construction, equipment, revenue and working expenses of local railways already established in the above-mentioned countries, and in Belgium, France, Switzerland, etc. / By John Charles Mackay
Published London, [publisher not identified], 1896
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Description 1 online resource (12 + 322 pages) : frontispiece, 31 plates
Series Online access with purchase: ICE Virtual Library
Contents Light railways considered -- Most suitable gauge and break of gauge -- The survey and location of light railways -- The permanent way -- Bridges and culverts -- Locomotives and rolling stock -- Probable cost of construction and equipment -- Working expenses -- The financing and working of light railways -- Light railways of other countries, viz. : England and Wales, Ireland, Belgium, Geneva, Italy, Saxony, Hungary, France, Prussia, Austria ; Sundry light railways in different parts of the world : Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, South Australia, India, Ceylon, New South Wales, Cape Colony, etc. -- Rates, fares, and wages on different railway systems -- Appendix. I: Report of Committee of a Conference on Light Railways, 1895 ; II: Light Railway Bill presented to the House of Commons, 1896 ; III: Light Railway Bill passed by the Cape House of Assembly, 1895 ; IV: Land Grant Bill for Railways in Queensland ; V: Conclusions arrived at, on light railways, by the International Railway Congress at the different meetings of that body during the last ten years ; VI: Railways and agriculture in England (reprinted from the "Times", November and December, 1895 ; February, 1896) ; VII. Particulars of the working of the Belgian light railways by the National Light Railway Company -- Table A. Probable cost of the permanent way, laid and ballasted, in the United Kingdom
Summary Promoting the virtues of light railways, this is a complete and practical handbook to the construction of same with many examples from around the world
Notes Print version record
Subject Railroads, Local and light -- Great Britain.
Railroads, Local and light -- India.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0727751255 (ebook)
9780727751256 (ebook)