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 - Ths Elsvstcd Railway. The trial trip upon the...
Ths Elsvstcd Railway. The trial trip upon the elevatod road in Greenwich-street Greenwich-street Greenwich-street Greenwich-street having been postponed oa Thursday, oa account of aa accident to th machinery, cams oS yesterday at noon, and was very satisfactory. Th car ran evenly from th Battery to Coatlandtstraat, larting at th rata of flv miles aa hour, aad m-cresalng m-cresalng m-cresalng to a speed of teamilee. Th Company doe not pretend, with its present machiaV ery, to run .the . ear faster than ftaea mile aa hour; but during th next two months will max arrangements for much more rapid ana.' Uou. On tb 1st day of July. 1867. th work waa commenced. 1 100,009 being then pledged for th. purpose. Contract were made, and ft first columa was placed in position oa th 7th of October. Th machinery was n ret tried oa toe Tib. of December, oa the first quarter mile. 8o well were l be Directors Directors pleased that tbey authorised tae inventor to. order tbe remainder to Cortlandt-sireet. Cortlandt-sireet. Cortlandt-sireet. : This was erected in March aad April, and some Improvement introduced. Anout ta let of, May the new tnai car waa placed on the toad, and tie Dirceto-s Dirceto-s Dirceto-s took a ride at tba rat of fifteen mile an hour, propelled by aa engine out of sight aad hearing. On th Sth of June last th railway was placed in eharg of ta Commissioner appoint 1 by the Governor, Messrs. FrrBTAB and Moaata and Ex-Senator Ex-Senator Ex-Senator Ft EES. (of Sal-livan Sal-livan Sal-livan County.) spotntd by ths Crotoa Board, for Hs Inspection. During that month Gov. Fehtb name trom Albany and Inspected it himself, by examining the machinery sad taking a ride upon it; als taa Crotoa Board, with their aoginaet; M 'JOT EorrsLuc. th Governor of Minnesota, a deputation from taa Common Council of Boston, snd many eminent engineer engineer aad eivilltna. Tb opinion was expressed that It waa a great mechanical sure sea. ; On July t the Commissioners reported ia Its lavor. Th Governor Governor gave tt hi official approval promptly oa tb following day. Thia Indorsement vest ia tb eoo-slructing eoo-slructing eoo-slructing company full pr war to proceed with th railway at once trom te Battery lo Spa. ten DuyvU. Th Chief Engineer and inventor expresses tb opinion that there is aa englneerinr difficulty ta the way of having to railway completed to tb Hudaoa . River Depot at Thirtieth-street Thirtieth-street Thirtieth-street tb present year. Thea the psauage from Wall-street Wall-street Wall-street can be mad ta fllteea minute I He is desirous of having tne whale Use pat under eon tract at oaee. toat th time of tht being thrown opea to publio naa may occur during th term of tbe present incumbents of the offlo of Governor of tbe state aad Mayor ot the City, who have recommended thia project and assisted its de velopment as a mean of relief to th over-crowded over-crowded over-crowded tbouaand of tht City. Tb Inventor will proaeaa next week ta take down the present micbinery, aad substitute some Improvements waioa he haa . perfected after toe una th worUBaLthat already up.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 04 Jul 1868, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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