A note covering the haulage charged on the Stockton and Darlington Railway 1828-1829 and extracts from the relevant General Meeting minutes

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1824-1831
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Part of the ongoing debate about haulage fees with local coal merchants, this note includes extracts from General Meeting minutes spelling out the obligations and rights of both railway company and clients in the coal industry when it came to export traffic.

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Identifier:
RAIS/4/5/7
Transcription:
Tonnage & Haulage dues charg’d by the Railway Comp’y from 1st July 1828 to 31st August 1829 on Coals for Exportation.

Tonnage ½ d P’r Ton P’r Mile
Haulage & use of C’y Waggons ¾ d P’r Ton P’r Mile
Spoutage 2d P’r Ton
Inclined Planes 6d P’r Ton

Extract from the Minutes of the Gen’l. Meeting of Proprietors held on Friday the 28th of August 1829.
First, An average being taken from the Company Books of the amount paid by the Contractor as Tolls during the last Twelve Months ending the 31st of August 1829 (i.e. 6 d P’r Ton at each Inclined Plane, ½ d P’r Ton/Mile dues and 1d P’r Ton Wharfage) the said Contracting party shall Vengage to pay the Railway Co. for each and every Month during the Term of Ten Months an Amount equal to 50 P’r Cent advance on the average of nett Tolls paid as aforesaid.

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Second, The Contractor shall pay over and above the Composition aforesaid, ½ d P’r Ton/Mile
as Haulage on all Coals exported and 1 d P’r per Ton as Labourage at the Staiths.

Third, The Contractor shall deliver all his Coals for Exporation on the Companys Railway into the Care of the Agents of the Company to be by them conveyed to the point of destination.

Fourth, The Railway Comp’y shall allow the Contractor to carry a Quantity of Coals threefold that of
the Average quantity shipp’d by him during the 12 months aforesaid, for each and every Month during the said Term of Ten Months and any deficiency in the shipment of any one Month of the said Term of Ten Months may be brought in aid of any succeeding Month or Months, during the said Term without change therein.

Fifth, As soon as the Contractor shall have trebled his Shipments as aforesaid he shall over and above the Composition, Haulage & Labourage specified in the foregoing, pay for every Ton by him Exported during the remainder of the said Term the sum of ¼ d P’r Ton/Mile as Tolls, 3d P’r Ton for passing each permanent Engine on the Inclined Planes, 1d P’r Ton for descending one of such planes, and 1d P’r Ton Wharfage at the Staiths.

NB no reference is had in the foregoing to the use of the Comp’y Waggons in any Tolls to be taken on the Branch Railway to Middlesbro.

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