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Sticht's smelters were a milestone in copper metallurgy, and a month later the
company completed its mountainous railway from port to smelters. The directors
of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company came in a small steamer to ...
London journals praised Crotty and attacked Kelly and his company, the Mining
Journal arguing that Kelly's railway was useless and would soon slide into the
river. Such publicity promoted Crotty's plan for his own railway to the copper- field
If the companies merged, one railway and one port and one smelting town would
be redundant. In Queenstown the man who had to tar his roof thought seriously
whether he should waste the tar. In Crotty the publicans wondered whether to ...
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