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Report of the Railway Department of the Board of Trade on the London, Worcester, and Wolverhampton, and on the Birmingham and Shrewsbury Districts

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Author: Samuel Laing
Published: 1845
Language: English
Wordcount: 8,996 / 34 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.1
LoC Categories: J, TF
Downloads: 499
Added to site: 2007.01.17
mnybks.net#: 15832
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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porters have to be maintained, who are not fully employed, in order that no more time than is necessary should be lost in the change of trains.

"With regard to goods, the inconvenience attending the change is far more serious.

"Up to this day a great number of waggons laden with goods of all descriptions have been lying at Gloucester, which we have been unable to remove in spite of every exertion. We keep an establishment of clerks and porters to superintend and effect the transhipment, but, in the hurry of business, mistakes occur; goods destined for Hull are perhaps put into the Manchester truck; boxes are bruised, packing torn, furniture and brittle articles damaged. There is the chance of mistake in the re-invoicing of goods; the other day, for instance, a bale for Bristol was laid hold of by a carrier at Gloucester and taken to Brecon, a claim for some 30l. being instantly made upon us.

"In short, all the inconvenience, delay, and expense attending an unloading and reloading

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