Engineering Experiment Station Series Volume 1

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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...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 wreck 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: Wreck train service, C. & P. Division, Penna. Co. Unusual delays in starting wreck trains. 1890--37 mins. (night) waiting for wreckmen. 43 mins. (day) loading extra trucks. 1891--54" " "11 sectionmen. 1802--30' " ""wreckmen. 29" No steam in boiler to blow alarm whistle. Had to send caller for men, turning derrick car. turning derrick car. 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 years been carried in stock for just such an emergency had...
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947835
  • 9781236947833