Railway Adventures and Anecdotes: Extending over More Than Fifty Years
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Railway Adventures and Anecdotes: Extending over More Than Fifty Years

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  • RAILWAY ADVENTURES AND ANECDOTES: extending over more than fifty years.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • ORIGIN OF RAILWAYS
  • WAY-LEAVES.
  • SIR ISAAC NEWTON’S PREDICTION OF RAILWAY SPEED.
  • THE ATMOSPHERIC RAILROAD ANTICIPATED.
  • EARLY STEAM CARRIAGES.
  • FIRST RAILWAY BILL.
  • RAILWAY FROM MERSTHAM TO WANDSWORTH.
  • RAILWAY ANNOUNCEMENT.
  • MERTHYR TYDVIL RAILWAY.
  • AN AFFRIGHTED TOLL-KEEPER.
  • AN EARLY RAILWAY.
  • SHREWD OBSERVERS.
  • CUVIER’S DESCRIPTION OF THE LOCOMOTIVE.
  • A RAILWAY PROJECTOR.
  • OPENING OF THE DARLINGTON AND STOCKTON RAILWAY.
  • EARLY RAILWAY COMPETITION.
  • CALCULATION AS TO RAILWAY SPEED.
  • ALARMIST VIEWS.
  • PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION.
  • SPEED OF RAILWAY ENGINES.
  • DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED IN MAKING RAILWAY SURVEYS.
  • LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY.
  • MRS. BLACKBURNE’S PRESENTIMENT.
  • ELEVATED SIGHT-SEERS WISHING TO DESCEND.
  • THE DUKE’S CARRIAGE.
  • LORD BROUGHAM’S SPEECH.
  • AN EARLY RIDE ON THE LIVERPOOL AND MANCHESTER RAILWAY.
  • EARLY RAILWAY TRAVELLING.
  • CRABB ROBINSON’S FIRST RAILWAY JOURNEY.
  • EARLY AMERICAN RAILWAY ENTERPRISE.
  • ENGLISH AND AMERICAN OPPOSITION.
  • AN UNPLEASANT TRIAL TRIP.
  • PROGNOSTICATIONS OF FAILURE.
  • SIR ASTLEY COOPER’S OPPOSITION TO THE LONDON AND BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY.
  • OPPOSITION TO MAKING SURVEYS.
  • SANITARY OBJECTIONS.
  • ELEVATED RAILWAYS.
  • EVIDENCE OF A GENERAL SALESMAN.
  • THE ANXIOUS HAIR-DRESSER.
  • SHARP PRACTICE.
  • A NAVVY’S REASON FOR NOT GOING TO CHURCH.
  • SNAKES’ HEADS.
  • PREJUDICE REMOVED.
  • A RIDE FROM BOSTON TO PROVIDENCE IN 1835.
  • APPEALING TO THE CLERGY.
  • AIR-WAYS INSTEAD OF RAILWAYS.
  • PREJUDICE AGAINST CARRYING COALS BY RAILWAYS.
  • AN EPITAPH ON THE VICTIM OF A RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
  • AN ENGINE-DRIVER’S EPITAPH.
  • TRAFFIC-TAKING.
  • MONEY LOST AND FOUND.
  • ORIGIN OF COOK’S RAILWAY EXCURSIONS.
  • THE DEODAND.
  • AN UNFORTUNATE DISCUSSION.
  • DOG TICKET.
  • THE ELECTRIC CONSTABLE.
  • RUNAWAY MATCH.
  • A RAILWAY ROMANCE.
  • GIGANTIC POWER OF LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES.
  • NOVEL NOTICE TO DEFAULTING SHAREHOLDERS.
  • A QUICK DECISION.
  • THE VERSAILLES ACCIDENT IN 1842.
  • AN AMATEUR SIGNALMAN.
  • STEAM WHISTLE.
  • EXEMPTION FROM ACCIDENTS.
  • RIVAL CONTRACTORS AND THE BLOTTING PAD.
  • RAILWAY LEGISLATION.
  • AN EXPENSIVE PARLIAMENTARY BILL.
  • THE RECTOR AND HIS PIG.
  • SIR MORTON PETO’S RAILWAY MISSION.
  • CLEVER CAPTURE.
  • COMPENSATION FOR LAND.
  • A LANDOWNER’S OPPOSITION.
  • PICTURE EVIDENCE.
  • EXTRAORDINARY USE OF THE ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.
  • LOST LUGGAGE.
  • VERY NICE TO BE A RAILWAY ENGINEER.
  • AN ACCOMMODATING CONTRACTOR.
  • THE TWO DUKES AND THE TRAVELLER.
  • THE GREAT RAILWAY MANIA DAY.
  • PARODY UPON THE RAILWAY MANIA.
  • RAILWAY FACILITIES FOR BUSINESS.
  • RAILWAYS AND THE POST-OFFICE.
  • RAILWAY SIGNALS.
  • FOG-SIGNALS.
  • “ALMOST DAR NOW.”
  • WORDSWORTH’S PROTEST.
  • THE HON. EDWARD EVERETT’S REPLY TO WORDSWORTH’S PROTEST.
  • REMARKABLE ADVERTISEMENT.
  • RAILWAY EPIGRAM.
  • SINGULAR CIRCUMSTANCE.
  • LOUIS PHILIPPE AND THE ENGLISH NAVVIES.
  • ADVANTAGES OF RAILWAY-TUNNELS.
  • DAMAGES EASILY ADJUSTED.
  • LIABILITIES OF RAILWAY ENGINEERS FOR THEIR ERRORS.
  • EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT.
  • PROVIDENTIAL ESCAPE.
  • HIS PORTMANTEAU.
  • GROWTH OF STATION BOOKSHOPS.
  • MESSRS. SMITHS’ BOOKSTALLS.
  • A RESIDENT ENGINEER AND SCIENTIFIC WITNESS.
  • EXTRAORDINARY SCENE AT A RAILWAY JUNCTION.
  • GOODS’ COMPETITION.
  • A POLITE REQUEST.
  • A CHASE AFTER A RUNAWAY ENGINE.
  • STEAM DEFINED.
  • IN A RAILWAY TUNNEL.
  • A QUICK WAY.
  • HIGHLANDER AND A RAILWAY ENGINE.
  • EXTRACTS FROM MACREADY’S DIARIES.
  • FREAKS OF CONCEALED BOGS.
  • A RAILWAY MARRIAGE.
  • ATTEMPTED FRAUDS.
  • A BRIDE’S LOST LUGGAGE.
  • THIRD-CLASS PASSENGERS.
  • IMPROVEMENT IN THIRD-CLASS TRAVELLING.
  • A GREAT DISCOVERY.
  • A DREADED EVIL.
  • REMARKABLE ADVENTURE.
  • SAFETY ON THE FLOOR.
  • LIFE UPON THE RAILWAY, BY A CONDUCTOR.
  • A COUNTY COURT JUDGE’S FEELING AGAINST RAILWAYS.
  • RAILWAY TICKETS.
  • TAKEN ABACK.
  • FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH.
  • NARROW ESCAPES FROM BEING LYNCHED.
  • CURIOUS NOTICE.
  • OBTAINING INFORMATION.
  • THE GOAT AND THE RAILWAY.
  • THE FIRST RAILWAY IN THE CRIMEA.
  • THE BALACLAVA RAILWAY.
  • PASSENGERS AND OTHER CATTLE.
  • EXPANSION OF RAILS.
  • A SMART REJOINDER.
  • COURTING ON A RAILWAY THIRTY MILES AN HOUR.
  • THE MERCHANT AND HIS CLERK.
  • REMARKABLE WILL.
  • IMMENSE FRAUD ON THE GREAT-NORTHERN RAILWAY.
  • A LOST TICKET.
  • MELANCHOLY ACCIDENT.—SINGULAR ACTION.
  • A CATASTROPHE.
  • WEDDING AT A RAILWAY STATION.
  • ENGINE FASCINATION.
  • COMPETITION FOR PASSENGERS.
  • ACCIDENT HOAX.
  • A’PENNY A MILE.
  • SINGULAR FREAK.
  • A.B.C. AND D.E.F.
  • NATIONAL CONTRAST.
  • REMARKABLE ACCIDENT.
  • ENGINEERING LOAN, OR STAKING OUT A RAILWAY.
  • MR. FRANK BUCKLAND’S FIRST RAILWAY JOURNEY.
  • SCENE BEFORE A SUB-COMMITTEE ON STANDING ORDERS. petitioning against a railway bill, 1846.
  • AN IDEA ON RAILWAYS.
  • BURNING THE ROAD CLEAR.
  • HARSH TREATMENT OF A MAN OF COLOUR.
  • QUITE TOO CLEVER
  • A DIFFICULTY SOLVED.
  • AN EXACTING LADY.
  • AMERICAN PATIENCE AND IMPERTURBABILITY.
  • A WIDE-AWAKE CONDUCTOR.
  • A KID-GLOVED SAMSON.
  • A RAILWAY TRAIN TURNED INTO A MAN-TRAP.
  • THE RULING OCCUPATION STRONG ON SUNDAY.
  • THE GOOD THINGS OF RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.
  • BENEFICIAL EFFECT OF A RAILWAY ACCIDENT.
  • AN EARLY MORNING RIDE TO THE RAILWAY STATION.
  • CHEAP FARES.
  • WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
  • REPROOF FOR SWEARING.
  • THE BULLY RIGHTLY SERVED.
  • LIABILITY OF COMPANIES FOR DELAY OF TRAINS.
  • THE DYING ENGINE DRIVER.
  • “DOWN BRAKES,” OR FORCE OF HABIT.
  • TRENT STATION.
  • STEEL RAILS.
  • CURIOUS CASUALTY.
  • GEORGE STEPHENSON’S WEDDING PRESENT.
  • THE POLITE IRISHMAN.
  • AN ENTERTAINING COMPANION.
  • NOVEL ATTACK.
  • WOLVES ON A RAILWAY.
  • ARTEMUS WARD’S SUGGESTION.
  • COACH VERSUS RAILWAY ACCIDENTS.
  • BAVARIAN GUARDS AND BAVARIAN BEER.
  • THE RAILWAY SWITCH-TENDER AND HIS CHILD.
  • VERY COOL.
  • THE BLACK REDSTART.
  • STOPPING A RUNAWAY COUPLE.
  • A MADMAN IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE.
  • INSURED.
  • A NEW TRICK.
  • A TRAIN STOPPED BY CATERPILLARS.
  • TRAVELLING IN RUSSIA.
  • AN ARMY WITH BANNERS.
  • SEIZURE OF A RAILWAY TRAIN FOR DEBT.
  • A KANGAROO ATTACKING A TRAIN.
  • SHE TAKES FITS.
  • SNAGS’ CORNERS.
  • A NEWSPAPER WONDER.
  • MONETARY DIFFICULTIES IN SPAIN.
  • A CARLIST CHIEF AS A SUB-CONTRACTOR.
  • HOW TO BEAR LOSSES.
  • RAILROAD INCIDENT.
  • NOVEL OBSTRUCTION.
  • BABY LAW.
  • RAILROAD TRACKLAYER.
  • A GROWING LAD.
  • FORGED TICKETS.
  • A YANKEE COMPENSATION CASE.
  • ABERGELE ACCIDENT.
  • RAILWAY DESTROYERS IN THE FRANCO-GERMAN WAR.
  • FRIGHTENED AT A RED LIGHT.
  • THE DECOY TRUNK.
  • DRIVING A LAST SPIKE.
  • MARRIAGE AND RAILWAY DIVIDENDS.
  • SECURITY FOR TRAVELLING.
  • THE NUMBER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY.
  • ENGINE DRIVING.
  • ENGINE DRIVERS’ PRESENCE OF MIND.
  • A SMUGGLING LOCOMOTIVE.
  • THE CUSTOM OF THE COUNTRY.
  • AN INSULTED WOMAN.
  • DISSATISFIED PASSENGERS.
  • COPY OF A NOTICE.
  • SNOWED UP ON THE PACIFIC RAILWAY.
  • A SELL.
  • AT FAULT.
  • A WIDOW’S CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION.
  • THE LADY AND HER LAP-DOG.
  • WHAT IS PASSENGERS’ LUGGAGE?
  • CONVERSION OF THE GAUGE.
  • FOURTH-OF-JULY FACTS.
  • TAY BRIDGE ACCIDENT.
  • AN EXTRAORDINARY WAIF.
  • A RAILWAY SLEEPER.
  • NOT TO BE CAUGHT.
  • THE DOCTOR AND THE OFFICERS.
  • THE BOTHERED QUEEN’S COUNSEL.
  • A BRAVE ENGINE DRIVER.
  • AN INDUSTRIOUS BISHOP.
  • COOL IMPUDENCE AND DISHONESTY.
  • THE BOOKING-CLERK AND BUCKLAND.
  • REMARKABLE RESCUE OF A CHILD.
  • FEMALE FRAGILITY.
  • TAKING HIM DOWN A PEG.
  • A REMARKABLE NOTICE.
  • FLUTTER CAUSED BY THE MURDER OF MR. BRIGGS.
  • AN EXTRAORDINARY BLUNDER.
  • A CURIOUS RACE.
  • A GREENLANDER’S FIRST RAILWAY RIDE.
  • A NOVEL ACTION.
  • A KISS IN THE DARK.
  • THE GRAVEDIGGER’S SUGGESTION.
  • AN AMUSING INCIDENT.
  • A LITTLE BOY’S COOLNESS.
  • PHOTOGRAPHING AN EXPRESS TRAIN.
  • NERVOUSNESS.
  • A PROFITABLE RAILWAY.
  • THE POLITE BRAHMIN.
  • MR. FRANK BUCKLAND AND HIS BOOTS.
  • DRINKING FROM THE WRONG BOTTLE.
  • HORSES VERSUS RAILWAYS.
  • A SLIGHT MISTAKE.
  • EXPENSIVE CONTRACTS.
  • MR. BRASSEY’S STRICT ADHERENCE TO HIS WORD.
  • EXTRAORDINARY ACCIDENT.
  • REMARKABLE MEMORY FOR SOUNDS.
  • A DISINGENUOUS BISHOP.
  • DROPPING THE LETTER “L.”
  • THE SAFEST SEAT IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE.
  • RAILWAYS A JUDGMENT.
  • CLAIM FOR GOODWILL FOR COW KILLED ON THE RAILWAY.
  • THE INSURANCE AGENT.
  • TOUTING FOR BUSINESS AND FRAUDS.
  • HEROISM OF A DRIVER.
  • IT’S CROYDON.
  • YOUR TICKET.
  • AN OLD SCOTCH LADY ON THE LOSS OF HER BOX.
  • RAILWAY MANNERS.
  • A BRAVE GIRL.
  • SHUT UP IN A LARGE BOX.
  • AWFUL DEATH ON A RAILROAD BRIDGE.
  • THAT ACCURSED DRINK.
  • RAILWAY UP VESUVIUS.
  • EXTRAORDINARY ESCAPE OF BALLOONISTS.
  • PULLING A TOOTH BY STEAM.
  • A HEAVY SLEEPER.
  • A MAD ENGINE-DRIVER.
  • A MEXICAN CHIEF’S RAILWAY IMPRESSIONS.
  • MY ORDERS.
  • LUGGAGE IN RAILWAY CARRIAGES.
  • EFFECTS OF CONSTANT RAILWAY TRAVELLING.
  • AN ELECTRIC TRAMWAY INCIDENT.
  • DUTY IN DISGUISE.
  • THE MARQUIS OF HARTINGTON ON GEORGE STEPHENSON.
  • THE STEPHENSON CENTENARY.
  • REMARKABLE COINCIDENCES.
  • LOSS OF TASTE.
  • INGENIOUS SWINDLING.
  • DANGEROUS LUGGAGE.
  • STUMPED.
  • EXCURSIONISTS PUT TO THE PROOF.
  • A MONKEY SIGNALMAN.
  • A CURIOUS CLASSIFICATION.
  • PULLMAN’S CARRIAGES.
  • PROFITABLE DAMAGES.
  • RAILWAY ENTERPRISE.
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