Report of the proceedings of the Conference on Inland Navigation, Birmingham, February 12th, 1895
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CM CD O on InlandConference Navigation CO (1895: Birmingham, England) the ofof proceedingsReport on Inlandthe Conference Navigation, 12th, 1895Birmingham, February THE FEDERATED INSTITUTION OF MINING ENGINEERS. REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE CONFERENCE ON INLAND NAVIGATION, BIRMINGHAM, FEBRUARY 1895.12TH, WITH MAP OF ENGLISH CANALS. BY M. WALTON BROWN.EDITED BY THE""'NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE : PUBLISHED INSTITUTION. BY ANDREW REID & NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.PRINTED Co., LIMITED, 1895. 9 n /-/i[All rights of publication CONTENTS. PAOK. Address the President W. N. 1Opening by (Mr. Atkinson) "The Relative of and and the MethodsProgress Railways Waterways, Its Consideration for the ArrestedSuggested by Promoting Develop- ment of the Latter." Mr. A. Forbes 3By Urquhart "The Conditions and Costs of andComparative Transport by Railway Canal." Mr. J. Jeans 16By Stephen Mr. Lionel B. M. Inst. C.E 27"Canals." Wells,By Mr. J. A. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E 51 By Saner, Discussion Mr. W. H. Hunter 65 Mr. A. Forbes 67Urquhart Mr. J. A. Saner 68 Mr. Emerson ... ... 68... ...Bainbridge Mr. M. H. Mills 69 Mr. Jeremiah Head 70 Mr. BrownT. Forster 71 G. CokeMr. E. 72 PeakeMr. H. C. 73 Mr. W. 73Spencer S.Mr. 73Lloyd Mr. Collier 74 Lord Francis ... ... ...... 74Hervey Mr. John T. M.P 75Brunner, Mr. Lionel B. Wells 75 Sir E. Leader Williams 80 SanerMr. J. A. 81 The President 82 Mr. Emerson ... ... ... ... 82Bainbridge Mr. G. J.

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CM
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on InlandConference Navigation
CO (1895: Birmingham, England)
the ofof proceedingsReport
on Inlandthe Conference Navigation,
12th, 1895Birmingham, FebruaryTHE FEDERATED INSTITUTION OF MINING
ENGINEERS.
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
OF THE
CONFERENCE
ON
INLAND NAVIGATION,
BIRMINGHAM,
FEBRUARY 1895.12TH,
WITH MAP OF ENGLISH CANALS.
BY M. WALTON BROWN.EDITED
BY THE""'NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE : PUBLISHED INSTITUTION.
BY ANDREW REID & NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.PRINTED Co., LIMITED,
1895. 9
n /<or t>-<iit*i<iti<>/i[All rights of publicationCONTENTS.
PAOK.
Address the President W. N. 1Opening by (Mr. Atkinson)
"The Relative of and and the MethodsProgress Railways Waterways,
Its Consideration for the ArrestedSuggested by Promoting Develop-
ment of the Latter." Mr. A. Forbes 3By Urquhart
"The Conditions and Costs of andComparative Transport by Railway
Canal." Mr. J. Jeans 16By Stephen
Mr. Lionel B. M. Inst. C.E 27"Canals." Wells,By
Mr. J. A. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E 51 By Saner,
Discussion Mr. W. H. Hunter 65
Mr. A. Forbes 67Urquhart
Mr. J. A. Saner 68
Mr. Emerson ... ... 68... ...Bainbridge
Mr. M. H. Mills 69
Mr. Jeremiah Head 70
Mr. BrownT. Forster 71
G. CokeMr. E. 72
PeakeMr. H. C. 73
Mr. W. 73Spencer
S.Mr. 73Lloyd
Mr. Collier 74
Lord Francis ... ... ...... 74Hervey
Mr. John T. M.P 75Brunner,
Mr. Lionel B. Wells 75
Sir E. Leader Williams 80
SanerMr. J. A. 81
The President 82
Mr. Emerson ... ... ... ... 82Bainbridge
Mr. G. J. Binns 82
" The Severn with Particular Reference to RecentNavigation, Improve-
ments." Mr. E. D. M. Inst. C.E. 83Marten,By
" Inland with Reference to the District."BirminghamNavigation, Special
Mr. L. F. M. Inst. C.E 95Vernon-Harcourt,By
" toCanals and Their more theParticularly ApplyingImprovements,
Mr. W. Salt 110London and Trade." ByBirminghamIV CONTENTS.
PAGE.
"
and its Canal-connexion with the Mr. W.Birmingham Seaports." By
H. M.Inst.C.E. 116Wheeler,
Discussion Mr. J. A. Saner 120
Mr. Geo. W. 121Keeling
Mr. Clark 122Lyonel
Mr. Samuel 126Lloyd
Mr. Beriah 126Shepherd
128A Member
Mr. E. D. Marten 128
Mr. L. F. Vernon-Harcourt 130
Mr. J. Head 132
132Mr. Emerson ... ... ... ...Bainbridge
ILLUSTRATIONS.
of Canals and Rivers of and Wales. Mr.Map Navigable England By
B.Lionil M. Inst. C.EWells, Frontispiece.
in Tons Kilometre the of Goods andDiagram showing per Quantity
Minerals moved from 1847 to 1891 and inby Waterways Railways
47France. Mr. Lionel B. M. Inst. C.EWells,By
Sections of Canals and Canal-locks. Mr. J. A. Assoc. M. Inst. C.E. 53By Saner,
the Outlines of theWestgate Bridge, Gloucester, showing Comparative
three worst on the River Seine. Mr. E. D. Marten,Bridges By
90M.Inst.C.E
Mr. F.Sections of from to L.Waterways Birmingham Seaports. By
M. 108Inst. C.E. ...Vernon-Harcourt, M.A.,INSTITUTION OF MININGTHE FEDERATED
ENGINEERS.
CONFERENCE ON INLAND NAVIGATION.
FEBRUARY 1895.BIRMINGHAM, 12TH,
MR. W. N. IN THE CHAIR.ATKINSON, PRESIDENT,
said that the members were about to consider severalThe PRESIDENT
on canals written to deal withby gentlemen specially competentpapers
notthe some of the members havemuch technicalsubject. Probably might
it did not such to bebutcanals,knowledge concerning require knowledge
of all means of to anable to theappreciate great importance transport
such as the of this whichmining industry country,industry produced
tons of minerals and efficient means of200,000,000 annually cheap
were to it of vital The oftransport importance. question cheap transport
in of and the Southassumed additional times trade,importance depressed
coal-field was served canals to a extent than mostStaffordshire by greater
so that both the time and of this seemedothers, place meeting specially
for the consideration of these The inlandpapers. navigationsappropriate
from various causes to have beenof this country appeared greatly neglected
of and in this we were said to behindsince the advent railways, respect lag
nations and the United States of America. VariousEuropeanmany
reasons were for the of inland oneassigned present inefficiency waterways,
effect of control over a considerableof which was the ofrailway portion
and 4n so far as it eliminated this seemed to be athem, competition
natural of such control. Another cause was the want ofconsequence
of in the construction of which must be fatal touniformity gauge canals,
the of the aas whole. The of some form ofefficiency system adoption
mechanical also seemed essential to the ofhaulage complete efficiency
canals. The effectual for the statetransport by only remedy present2 INLAND NAVIGATION.
of affairs would to be the creation of someappear controlling authority
over all the canals of the These and other ofcountry. many aspects
the be treated the writers ofwould the and hequestion by papers,
that the of those and the discussion thereon wouldthought reading papers,
afford valuable information on the of the inlandimportant subject
of Great Britain.navigation
The Mr. A. Forbes on "The Relativefollowing by Urquhartpaper
of and was taken as read :Progress Railways Waterways," etc.,

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