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Identifier: sciencerailways01kirk
Title: Revised and enlarged ed. of the science of railways
Year: 1800 (1800s)
Authors: Kirkman, Marshall Monroe, 1842-1921
Subjects: Transportation Railroads
Publisher: New York : The World railway publishing co.
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
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length is 52 ft.;height, 14 ft.; weight, 58,200 lbs. Europe, and more particularly of France, are. It issaid that he first introduced into France the ideaof plowing ))y steam. He made it highly success-ful on his estate. There being occasion for thetransportation of stone from a quarry located onhis farm, to the river Seine, it occurred to himthat a narrow gauge, portable railroad would bedesirable for handling it; but upon inquiry he * 111 1897 this concern was carried on by a company with acapital of seven million francs, under the style of Societe nou-velle des Etablissements, Decauville, aine. 216 RAILWAY EQUIPMENT. found the cost so excessive as to preclude theidea. Upon examination he discovered the causeof this excess to be due to the fact that suchroads were constructed the same as other rail-roads; namely, by purchasing the different parts,here and there, from manufacturers, and carry-ing on the work in the same way in which stand-ard railroads were built. This suggested the

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T^^i^ fHimf^ American Standard Passenger Coach. The furniture of this car consists ofdouble seats for sixty passengers, toilet rooms at either end, for ladies andgentlemen, respectively; drinking water, fire extinguishers, tools needed incase of disaster, lights and steam-heating apparatus, supplemented by stoves. thought to him that if a manufacturer devotedhimself wholly to the construction of the pat-terns used for narrow gauge, portable railroads,he might be able to greatly lessen the cost of theitems, and, by doing so, create a demand for theroad, that did not then exist. Accordingly, hestarted the Petit-Bourg works, which his genius LOCOMOTIVES AXD CARS. 217

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