The Story of the Cambrian

A Biography of a Railway

Author: C.P. Gasquoine
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,720 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 302
Added to site: 2006.12.11
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Genre: History
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and alderman in 1874. For twenty years he was a member of the General Purposes Committee, served as borough and county magistrate, and was a member of the School Board from its inception, and chairman from 1891 till his death in 1901. Indeed, there was no interest in the town,--administrative, commercial and recreative,--in which he did not fill a conspicuous role. But, perhaps, of all his services to the community, none was more opportune or more prolific of far-reaching results than that happy inspiration of introducing Messrs. Davies and Savin.


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Still, it takes more than a couple of contractors, however enthusiastic, to construct a railway. Though the more visible, the organiser of the labour is not the only parent. Not less essential, in his creative function, is the capitalist; and even the powerful combination of capitalist and contractor is insufficient to carry matters to a practical conclusion without the expert guidance of the engineer. Nevertheless, Messrs. Davies and Savin,

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