Lives of the Engineers, with an Account of Their Principal Works: Comprising Also a History of Inland Communication in Britain, Том 3

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Стр. 260 - The engine must effectually consume its own smoke. 2. The engine, if of six tons weight, must be able to draw after it, day by day, twenty tons weight (including the tender and water-tank) at ten miles an hour, with a pressure of steam on the boiler not exceeding fifty pounds to the square inch. 3. The boiler must have two...
Стр. 99 - The mode of communicating the motive power to the wheels by means of the spur gear also caused frequent jerks, each cylinder alternately propelling or becoming propelled by the other, as the pressure of the one upon the wheels became greater or less than the pressure of the other ; and, when the teeth of the cogwheel became at all worn, a rattling noise was produced during the travelling of the engine.
Стр. 260 - A mercurial gauge must be affixed to the machine, showing the steam pressure above forty-five pounds per square inch. 7. The engine must be delivered, complete and ready for trial, at the Liverpool end of the railway, not later than the 1st of October, 1829. 8. The price of the engine must not exceed £550.
Стр. 161 - I know all about it," said he; " and you will wonder how I learnt it. I will tell you. When I was a brakesman at Killingworth, I learnt the art of embroidery while working the pitmen's buttonholes by the engine fire at night.
Стр. 167 - I have said will come to pass as sure as you live. I only wish I may live to see the day, though that I can scarcely hope for, as I know how slow all human progress is, and with what difficulty I have been able to get the locomotive thus far adopted, notwithstanding my more than ten years' successful experiment at Killingworth.
Стр. 375 - Parliament, whose previous conduct in connection with railway legislation was so open to reprehension, interposed no check — attempted no remedy. On the contrary, it helped to intensify the evils arising from this unseemly state of things. Many of its members were themselves involved in the mania, and as much interested in its continuance as the vulgar herd of money-grubbers.
Стр. 97 - I said to my friends, there was no limit to the speed of such an engine, if the works could be made to stand it.
Стр. 496 - Its efficiency was further augmented by narrowing the orifice by which the waste steam escaped into the chimney ; for by this means the velocity of the air in the chimney — or, in other words, the draught of the fire — was increased to an extent that far surpassed the expectations even of those who had been the authors of the combination. "From the date of running the
Стр. 154 - Richardson, and take a look at this wonderful machine that was to supersede horses. On Mr. Pease referring to the difficulties and the opposition which the projectors of the railway had had to encounter, and the obstacles which still lay in their way, Stephenson said to him, ' I think, sir, I have some knowledge of craniology, and from what I see of your head I feel sure, that if you will fairly buckle to this railway you are the man successfully to carry it through.
Стр. 293 - Colonel Sibthorpe openly declared his hatred of the " infernal railroads," and said that he " would rather meet a highwayman, or see a burglar on his premises, than an engineer!

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