Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways; A Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant ... Illustrated by Sixty-Four Large Engravings and Two Hundred Volume 1

Locomotive Engineering, and the Mechanism of Railways; A Treatise on the Principles and Construction of the Locomotive Engine, Railway Carriages, and Railway Plant ... Illustrated by Sixty-Four Large Engravings and Two Hundred 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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...each fed through its own fire door. The double inclined grate, each half being fired alternately, was first adopted in general use by Mr. Cudworth, of the SouthEastern Railway, for his coal-burning engines, and it is now in extended use. In other respects the boiler is much the same as, although larger than, that of the engine already described in connection with Plates III. and IV. In order that the connecting rods, cross-heads, &c., may work clear over the axle of the front pair of driving wheels, the cylinders, instead of being placed horizontally, are inclined, in the case of Plate VI., at an angle of-1 in 8. The framing is double, or in four parallel longitudinal members, as in Plate III., and the outer framing is made of double plates of iron, with hard wood rivetted between them. This is an old construction of framing now generally abandoned The principal pair of driving wheels have no flanges, the engine being kept upon the rails by flanges upon eight of the whole number (ten) of its wheels. The axle of the principal pair of driving wheels revolves within four axle boxes, one on each side of each driving wheel; these axle boxes being guided respectively in axle guards in the outside and inside frames. The axle boxes of the front and back driving wheels are formed only in the outer framing. The same general arrangement of framing and axle boxes is shown still more plainly in Plate V. The engine shown in Plate VI. possesses other features differing from those of the engine shown in Plates III. and IV., but these may be better seen in some of the other plates. Plates I. and II. illustrate an engine, the favourite pattern on the London and North-Western Railway, in which the cylinders are placed differently from those of either of...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894693
  • 9781236894694