March 21, 1868.

The Money Market Review, 21. März 1868. S. 327.
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Railways. Their Construction and Management. Paper read by R. F. Fairlie, Society of Arts, 18 March ’68.  Zusatz von Marx.
(Wear and Tear)

Paying portion of the load does not exceed 5% of the whole weight of the train … As to engines, costs to be reduced: first, by abolishing the tenders, and next, by amending the construction of the locomotives themselves, so that their weight may not only be lessened, but better distributed. A better distribution of the weights of the boiler over a larger number of wheels, with adjustments to meet and neutralise inequalities in curves and gradients, would prevent injurious impact upon the rails, and so save wear and tear to rails, wheels, and boiler. Every traveller experiences sudden or continuous shocks from the impossibility of engines of ordinary description adapting themselves to surface inequalities. These shocks inflict damage on the rails and to the rolling stock; this is the main cause of the constant necessity for expensive renewals. Mr. Fairlie has produced engines now in operation on the Neath and Brecon Railway, which work without the possibility of such oscillations.


  • Inhaltsverzeichnis von Friedrich Engels
  • 1869 I Heft
  • Money Market. 1868.
  • Money Market Review. Jahrgang 1868.
  • The Economist. Jahrgang 1868. Nachträge
    • The Economist. Jahrgang 1868.
    • Inhaltsregister für 1868 Jahrgang. („Money Market Review“ und „Economist“.)
    • Kommentar zu George Joachim Goschen
      • George J. Goschen: The Theory of the Foreign Exchange. 7th edit. London 1866.
      • Friedrich Ernst Feller, Carl Gustav Odermann: Das Ganze der kaufmännischen Arithmetik
      • Inhalt.