25 JULY 1840, Page 11


Copy of a Statement of Mr. J. T. Beale, the eminent Engineer. " East Greenwich Ironworks. MI July 1840. " My dear Colonel—I am happy to inform you that myself and a full party went this day to Footscray, in Kent, at the rate of twenty miles the heur most of the way, and could have gone much faster. We went up Blackheath hill at the rate of twelve miles the hour, with only one wheel in clutch, and without a pause. Wednesday last (with twenty-three passengers) we ascended Shooter's Hill at the rate of fourteen miles the hour, also without a pause, with the steam blowing off when we arrived at the top. In London Street, Greenwich, we went over about one hundred yards of loose gravel in gallant style, up hill.