Compte Rendu General Volume 1

Compte Rendu General 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: ... rail of 30 feet, or at least a maximum of 2 feet from centre to centre, in order to maintain our track sutliciently stable 1 may say the road is entirely of stone ballast. AVe have at least 18 inches, and in many cases 2i inches beneath the base of the rail. Mr. Werchovsky. In French.)--Let me remind you that the distance between the sleepers depends on many considerations of which the principal are the railsection and the load on the wheels. This question cannot be considered by itself. You must specify the circumstances to which the spacing, suggested by the reporter, applies. The President.--That point was discussed yesterday. Mr. Sabouret. (In French.)--I move that the figures 19 ii/iG inches (50 centimetres), and 31 V inches (80 centimetres) be omitted, for they can only apply to a Vignoles road. The distances suggested would not do for a chair-road. It would be much simpler to say " one of the methods ordinarily applied to strengthen the road for express trains is to space the sleepers closer together, especially at the joints." Mr. Batchmanoff, Russian State Railways. (In French.)--Gentlemen, permit me to say a few words on strengthening roads by means of sleepers. In Russia, we adopt this method by preference because wood is cheap and rails are dear. We therefore prefer to increase the number of sleepers rather than replace the rail. In France, the position is quite ditt'ei ent. There, as in many other countries, it is evidently considered preferable to get extra strength from the rail. For this reason, I agree that it is better not to specify the distance between the sleepers. Mr. Tourtsevitz. Russian State Railways. (In French.)--On the Nicholas line of the Russian State Railways, we have calculated that the...
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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741951
  • 9781236741950