Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin; Engineering Experiment Station Series Volume 1

Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin; Engineering Experiment Station Series Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...season or the all accommodating Sunday. Meantime, much has been done in other directions. The party calling for assistance is required to supplement his call with a description in some detail of the situation and an estimate of the probable time required to clear. If this be more than four hours no more freights are despatched from terminals, but effort is concentrated upon marshaling trains and clearing up the yard tracks to take care of the concentrated movement which must follow the resumption of business. If the estimate is for less than four hours the trains are moved up as close as possible to the wTeck and so put away on the sidings that when the movement is resumed the knot will easily untie. Meantime, arrangements are making for detouring mail trains over foreign lines and around the obstruction, or for transferring by the same from train to train. Altogether there is a fine activity which is but feebly set out in records from which I have compiled the following tables: Unusual delays in starting wreck trains. 1890--37 mins. (night) waiting for wrecknien. 43 mins. (day) loading extra trucks. WASHOUTS. I had been but a short time in the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad when on March 9th, 1878, the double track wooden bridge by which their New York division crossed the Raritan river was totally destroyed by fire. The bridge was about to be replaced in iron, indeed the shore span, a draw over the Delaware and Raritan canal, had been erected on false works and was to have been swung in place on the following day. Fortunately it was not damaged, eliminating what might have been the most serious obstacle in reconstruction. In view of the contemplated erection of the new bridge the duplicate wooden structure that had for so many...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894197
  • 9781236894199