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Remarks on the comparative merits of cast metal and malleable iron rail-ways; and an account of the Stockton and Darlington Rail-Way, &c. &c. Newcastle: Printed by Edward Walker, 1827. WITH: An account of the Stockton and Darlington Rail-Way; and extracts from the Report of the Committee to the proprietors, at their annual meeting, held at Yarm, on Tuesday, the 10th day of July, 1827. N. p., n. d. WITH: ADAMSON, James. Sketches of our information as to rail-roads.

By: Stockton and Darlington Rail-Way.

Price: $1,200.00

Publisher: Newcastle:, Printed by Edward Walker, n. d.:

Seller ID: S6558


Three parts in one volume (signatures consecutive). Small 4to. 22; 39, [1 blank]; 26 pp. 3 engraved plates, table; lightly foxed, discrete pencil marginalia on two pages, offsetting at pages 20-21 of first work. Contemporary quarter cloth, boards. Bookplate of Thomas Longridge Gooch with his signature on title. Fine. FIRST EDITION. A Railroad Engineering Milestone. The first two plates in this volume depict the Bedlington Ironworks, Durham, where John Birkinshaw received a patent in 1820 to produce improved rolled rails. Birkinshaw's rails were wedge-shaped and much wider at the top than at t... View more info