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RAIL-ROADS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCE.

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RAIL-ROADS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCE. (From the Sunday Times.) It has been asked, with reference to the article on this subject iu our last number, whv we consider a rail-road, from district to district, of national im- parlance?" for so we proclaimed it, when alluding to that projected between Gloucester and Birming- ham. For a reply we would refer our readers to the published extracts from the minutes of evidence given before the committee of the House of Lords, on the London and Birmiti-,ham railway," upwards of forty miles of which (and those where the greatest difficulties were anticipated) are already staked out! It will be remembered that this bill was delayed in its passage through the upper house for a time. Preju- dices, however, were overcome (for, in the words of Lord Wharnclitfe, "no bill was ever presented before them, supported by evidence of a more conclusive character"), and that measure was carried and de-1 clared to be of the highest possible public advan- tage" in "opening an additional cheap, ceftain, and expeditious communication between the metropolis, the port of London, aud the large town and neigh- bourhood of Birmingham, for the transit and tiaffic of passengers, goods, and merchandise," &c.—so runs the preamble of the act. And uow for the evidence that was adduced (Class A.) as to utility of the rail- way." London and Birmingham merchants and other. most competent to give an opinion, declared that, No. 1, COMMERCE, would be extended and highly im proved by it-that manufacturers of every description, shipowners, merchants, and the public generally, would altparticipute in its advantages. Then comes Xo 2, AGRICULTURE: five highly intelligent land- holders aud land proprietors proelaiin the system to be highly favourable to their interests, and to those of the community at large; that a rail road to trans- mit perishable goods to the Iondon market would in itself be of very greut advantage, that it would pre- vent incalculable injudes to cattle *'and lessen the expense of supplying the metropolis with them They also declared that it wtdd increUse the value estates, along the line, 30 p&r 'cent, The '•TRA- VELLING AND CARRIAGE OF Gofths" is the third point on which evidence is brought forward, and it corroborates in every way that previously given as to the effect of the project on the interests of COM. MERCE. No. 4. The CONVEYANCE OF BtJLLioii, MAILS, TROOPS, AXD MILITARY STOREg" is next referred to, and the importance of their rapid trans- mission is fully illustrated by the evidence of engi- neers, bankers, and officers of the army and navy, who also bear their testimony to the ABSTRACT OF ESTIMATE OF COSTS (Class B), which is calculated, in round numbers, at 2,500,0301 Class C is the ES- TIMATE OF TRAFFIC, i. e. the calculdtion of passen- gers on the London and Birmingf^tn railway, stated to be about 6,500 weekly. The roues weekly passed over 569,808-equal to 29,630,016. which, at the rail- way average charge of 2d. per head per mile, will give 246,916/. 16s. per annum. And thould a duty be levied on rail-road carriages by goverlllnent, corres- ponding to the duty paid on coaches,It would amount to afarthing per mite., or 31,oOOl. perantiam. But not to fatigue our readers with these details, it is as well to state simply, that oil a flllr eofnptitation the number of passengers between the two towns will be more than doubled, and that an increase is assumed, on the traffic of goods, passengers, and parcels, to the revenue, of 738,69!l: Os. lOd. I* Class D, comprises the PRACTICAL EFFECTS or RAILWAYS and the benefits already resulting from them are pourtrayed in a manner to give a confidence to the most timid and incredulous. The success of the Liverpool and Manchester, nd the Stocktonaod Darlington rail-roads, is estiblished on irrefutable evidence. Even CAN At. property it improved by them landed property has increased in price and value. A greater number of hands are employed both by mechanics,manufactaAgriculturist/»t who are simultaneously benefited by the system' There is neither noise, nor stijokey nor any other nui sance complained of even by those who were deter mined opponents to the views of the originators Lords Derby and Sefton, who ranked themselves as such, in the first instance, it IS stated were, on con- viction, most desirous, that the Hbe should pass through their property, as well as several gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Manchester, &e. IVell might the project to which we have now al- luded, after all this, and other equally satisfactory evidence, be declared, in the words of a motion (by the Earl of Denbigh, seconded by Sir T. Skipwith, M.P.. and passed unanimously) to 6-f one produc- tive of very great NATIONAL, benefit,Ip'C Harm it UR: answer, aud we will only IIchl" mat the ptber line pro- jected by Mr. WOODDESON (which is calculated to co-operate with this and to participate in its advan- tages), has our HKARTY wishes for success, and what is more to,the purpose, every progpect-of it. In this respect, there is not only the saving of ex. pense in conveying cattle. but, by the animal being killed in the country, a great saving of waste in the quantity of the meat, as well as of deterioration in the quality. k"

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