Lot 1831826 ‘A Practical Treatise On Rail-Roads And Carriages’...

Auction Date: 18/10/2016 at 10:30 am

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1826 ‘A Practical Treatise On Rail-Roads And Carriages’ Book ‘Chemins en Fer’ by Thomas Tredgold, First French Edition. A 263 page book listing and detailing most of the railways in Britain at that time and mentioning the very few with Steam Engines including the Stockton & Darlington then under construction. Also a lot of technical information regarding construction of Railways, wrought vs. cast iron also edge vs tram rails, merits of Locomotives vs Stationary Engines or Horse Power, high pressure steam locomotives, expenses of construction and running various different steam or horse railways etc. etc. Complete with one fold out plate and three other plates. Several of the surveyors and engineers including Joseph Locke, Stevenson and others had this as a reference book thus an important early publication, condition is fair

Guide Price: £140.00 - £160.00

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