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mation I have received relating to locomotives. He built the first locomotive in this country, and was the first engineer that ever attempted to surmount the Inclined Plane across the Schuylkill, where there is a rise of 1 in 14, for 1 mile equal to 377 feet ascent. This wonderful performance was made amid the shouts of thousands: no one has ever attempted such a feat since. In connection with my brothers, I have constructed and built some five hundred and thirty locomotives; one hundred and seventy of which are now successfully running on roads in England and the Contiment, seventeen of which are running on the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway, England. Some builders, or perhaps foremen of the locomotive-shops of this country, may think it unwise in my giving to all mechanics the secrets (which they consider) of the business. My belief is, that all I can teach a man or apprentice, so much the better will be the success of my business; and the million should be learned in all things, as well as the few illiberal-minded. I give here every thing relating to the construction of locomotives; and I hope my feeble efforts may prove of value to many who seek after this great science, Mechanics. It is the greatest of all sciences, teaches the mind to think correctly, and produces that intellectual enjoyment which no other study can approach.
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