Science of Railways Economical Purchase Care and Use of Material By Marshall

Science of Railways Economical Purchase Care and Use of Material By Marshall

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Science of Railways Economical Purchase Care and Use of Material By Marshall
 
The Science of Railways Economical Purchase Care and Use of Material By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1894, 1896   Disciplinary and moral questions that enter into the subject, principles and methods to be observed to secure satisfactory results, fiscal methods  with illustrations of the inception growth and evolution of primitive transportation.    393 Pages
In the Odyssey reference is made to Philaetus, the herdsman, who brought heifers and goats to the feast of the suitors by ferrymen who transported in common all who sought passage between the rocky coast of Ithaca and the fertile Isle of Cephallinia. This was twelve hundred years before' Christ. It is the first reference, so far as I remember, to Common Carriers. The furtive glimpse we get of these hardy mariners, who at the very dawn of history braved the Ionian Sea in quest  of gain, makes us desire to know more about them, their business, its extent, methods, risks, hardships, profits and patrons. How was it controlled? Did crafty Ulysses, or, when he was away, the chaste and prudent Penelope, look .after their affairs? Were supervisors appointed to see that they did not charge too much; that they did not discriminate? Or were they left untrammeled? These details, however interesting, we shall never know. Homer's reference is casual; the glimpse he gives us meager in the extreme.

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