Modern Machinery Volume 24, No. 3
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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...throughout the week. The association numbers now about 280 members of whom about 50 were in attendance. A large and attractive display was made by manufacturers of machine tools and railway appliances, some 40 firms being represented. The growth in interest and importance of the work of this, one of the youngest of railway mechanical associations, is well indicated by the increasing attention given to its meetings on the part of manufacturers who deal in the appliances used in the shops in charge of the members. The meeting was called to order by President E. F. Fay, of the Union Pacific Railway, and the convention was then addressed by Robert Quayle, superintendent of motive power, Chicago & Northwestern. The keynote of his address was harmony in the shop in its relation to the vajue and quality of the work turned out. He impressed his audience with the importance of the general foreman's work in securing this harmony among the various departments and among the individuals employed in each department. The actual work of the convention was handled partly in the form of committee reports and partly in the form of individual papers, the author of each Routine of Handling Engines By T. H. Ogden General Foreman, A., T. & S. F. Ry. As in every other department of railroading, the best results can only be obtained where the system and organization are the most perfect. Each man who has to do with the handling of engines must work in harmony with paper relating his own experience or practice or handling some particular feature of a general subject. Among the more important of the subjects considered were: "Air Brake Equipment, Including Pumps in All Classes of Service," "Best Methods of Getting the Engine Through the Shop...
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