Official Proceedings Volume 7

Official Proceedings Volume 7

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: read. The Secretary then read the following: DETROIT, January 15, I900. _/osejih W. T uylor, 1: 'sq., Se't'retar_y IVeslern )'ailtt'a_v Club, Chicago, Ill. DEAR SIR: --Your circular announcing the subject to be discussed tomorrow, Ianuary 16, comes to my desk for consideration this morning. There is no one, I think, that will dispute the fact that it will take more fuel and cost more to run a train sixty miles per hour than it does to run one thirty miles per hour. There are conditions, however, that obtain on most all roads, where fast running is more economical than slow running. Not many years ago it was thought not economical to run freight trains faster than fifteen or eighteen miles per hour, and on the road with which I am connected it took in those days from twelve to fifteen hours to run over a certain division. With sharper competition and quicker time demanded the increased speed of these trains to twenty-five and thirty miles an hour does not show any increase in expense for fuel than it did at the slower rate of speed, because an engine now makes the run in from six to nine hours, burning fuel a number of hours less, though they consume more while they are running. It will be seen that a very much smaller investment in locomotives is required to do the same amount of work. As said in the report, steam railroads have done the most to educate the public to this demand for speed, just as they have to the demand for large cars. each management installing such service and size of cars for benefits that would accrue by so doing, instead of getting together and making a point beyond which they would not go. Certain it is, that we are face to face with these conditions and it would be hard to retrograde, but action might more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236923758
  • 9781236923752