Side-lights On Management World Systems Railways

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJoseph Gladding Pangborn

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of the railway in war been given the study it has in India. No country is comparable with it in possession of means IN TEN DAYS.. 137 to render the railway a power in a contest at arms. The port of Kurachee, on the Arabian arm of the Indian ocean, and the southern terminal of the great Northwestern Railway system, has been so perfected through the immense sums of money expended, that the largest ships can dock at the railway piers, unloading directly into the cars. The mighty steel cranes will transfer the heaviest guns from hold to train, while the arrangements for the transhipping of cavalry are wonderfully complete. The time achieved by the fastest of the Peninsula and Oriental steamships from Brindisi to Kurachee, and the experiments made at the latter named port in transference of men, armament and horses from vessel to train, warrant the claim that, in an emergency, troops could be forwarded from England to the Afghan frontier in ten days. This would be exceptionable dispatch, necessitating a readiness on the part of the Italian railway authorities, as well as of the steamship people, and of the army heads in London, which many people might regard as phenomenal. Still it is within the range of possibilities. So far as the part of the Indian railway in the consummation, it would be assured by the preparedness typical of the military management. 138 READY BUT WAITING. Commercial routine is perfunctory. Martial bustle would be hailed with enthusiasm by those in the direction. New Chaman, through the Kojack range and in the valley "annexed" from Afghanistan, is the southwestern terminus of the Indian railway system heading toward Kandahar, as Peshawar is the northwestern, with Kabul in the perspective. At both termini there is stacked, stored...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...of the railway in war been given the study it has in India. No country is comparable with it in possession of means IN ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217553494

ISBN - 13:9780217553490

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