Locomotive Text for Engineers and Firemen; A Complete Treatise on the Engine, Electric Head-Light and Standard Code of Train Rules

Locomotive Text for Engineers and Firemen; A Complete Treatise on the Engine, Electric Head-Light and Standard Code of Train Rules

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... run on a wedge, a block placed between the back end of the back spring and the lower rail of the frame, -and the forward driver run off the wedge. Next run the back driver on the wedge, remove the block from the front driving box, and run the back driver of f the wedge., The engine is then ready to proceed (Plate 98). Forward Hanger of the Front Spring with Underhung Rigging. If the forward hanger of the front spring of an eight-wheel underhung engine is broken, the back driver should be run on a wedge. This raises the frame off the front driving box and permits a block to be placed on top of the front driving box and under the main frame. The back driver should then be run off the wedge and the front driver on a wedge, which will relieve the tension of the spring rigging. The front end of the front spring should then be pried down, a block placed under the lower rail of the frame and on top of the front end of the spring, the front driver then run off the wedge and the back driver again run on a wedge, and the block removed from the front driving box. After running the back driver off the wedge the engine is then ready to proceed (Plate 99). BROKEN SPRING. HANGER OR EQUALIZER--TENWHEEL ENGINES WITH UNDERHUNG RIGGING. A six-wheel connected engine with an underhung spring rigging is one on which all springs and equalizers are hung under the lower rail of the frame. If the back hanger of the back spring, the front hanger of the middle spring, front hanger of the front spring, back hanger of the front spring, the front spring or the front equalizer, is broken, theback driver should be run on a wedge, an iron block placed on top of the middle driving box, the back driver run off the wedge, the middle driver run on a wedge, blocking placed.show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236913329
  • 9781236913326