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es of the bearing-wheels to be dispensed with.
No extra rail is introduced.
The guide-rail gripped by horizontally rotating wheels, driven by the engine, the combination of wheels and center-rail forming the means of ascending gradients, is first found in the English patent of Vignolles and Ericsson, 1830.
Sellers's United States patent, 1835, has a similar device, and it is also used by Fell on the White Mountain Railroad in New Hampshire and the Mt. Cenis Railway, which climbs the Alpine pass, connecting St. Michel on the French side with Susa on the Italian.
A correspondent of the Hartford Courant thus describes it: —
The carriages are about half the length of ours at home, with seats on each side, so that the passengers face each other as in an omnibus, and with windows at the sides, from which it is difficult to see out when one is squeezed in tight on the seat, with his back to them.
The cars are also very narrow, the track being only three feet six or seven in