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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. ...

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GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. It is with the greatest satisfaction we are able to announce that a full trial was made during the whole of in running the engines on two or three miles of this ljiie ,K.ar Wrst Drayton, between London and Maidenhead. Tiie object of the trial was to prove the rails; and must satisfactory was the-result, both as to the increased width of guage, and the use of continuous bearers of Kvanized wood confined by piles, on which plan the line is constructed. An engine with eight feet drawing wheels, made by Messrs Taylcur and Co. of Warrington, weight twenty-three tons, with the tender, water, coke, c, and another engine made by Messrs Mather and Dixon, of Liver- pool, weight about nineteen tons, with tender, &c. ran the whole way without producing the slightest vibra- tion, either on the rails or the wood under them. The rails are, in fact, so beautifully firm, smooth, and true-, thrtt the engine glided over them more like a shuttle through a loom, or an arrow out of a bow, than Jike the effect of any previous railway; There is literally no noise, no apparent effort; nor can there even be discovered any difference between the centre and the joints in the rails. A maximum speed was not at- Leinptt,fi,as, oil so si piece the momentum would no sooner be attained than it would be required to be low- ered in preparation for stopping the engine. A speed of fortr-five to fi:ty n¡iks per !Jour was attained; and when the engines are run, as they will be either the next or the following week,on an eight or ten mile length, there is no doubt they will as easily run at a n 'i' en inuehhtniier speed. Wr congratu at- Mr on the hi.sri prae: ieaf s< ietice evitieed i:i his every s e > in tiiis L,r- ;;t uudei taking; and we f<-el cfonvjiKvd at tiie dii-(,et,)rs ;I!)(] gratification of seeing- tiie oys of Europe fix-d en a success.;ui opeiiingol this sreat undertaking to M.iirlen- iieadin Mare,i next — [I- i,„. t .lis wort,:iv Lie attention of tne Directors of the Taff Vale Rai: way Company ?!

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