Proceedings of the Bimonthly Meeting Volume 15

Proceedings of the Bimonthly Meeting Volume 15

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... per train is increased. Third. The number of cars per train is greatly reduced, thereby reducing undesirable slack action and the length of the train, which in turn lessens the necessity for increasing in length passing tracks, side-tracks, etc. In Figure 5 are still further comparisons of the same four cars composing a 7900-ton train, but in this caes the comparisons are on an operating rather than a financial basis. I 55 Ton 70 Ton 100 Ton 120 Ton Number of wheels 7900 Ton Train 832 584 752 600 Number of Journals 7900' Ton Train as: sea 752 eoo ' Number of Couplers 7900 Ton Tra-n 208 146 122 100 Number of Air Hoso 7900 Ton Train 208 146 122 100 Figure 5., _tYour attention is directed to the following points in favor of the high capaci y car: First. Lessen number of wheels, with lesser possibility of derailment from wheel failure. _ Second. Lesser number of journals, with corresponding lesser possibility of hot journal boxes. Third. Lesser number of couplers, with corresponding lesser potential break-in-two's. Fourth. Lesser number of air hose thus reducing the possibility of bursted hose, as well as maintenance cost, brake pipe leakage, etc. It is hardly necessary to_ go further into detail as you are so familiar with car maintenance as to readily perceive not only the advantages named, but many others which will not be enumerated for lack of time. You have possibly wondered what all this has to do with air brakes or train handling. Permit me here to digress for a moment. In the early part of this paper reference was made to what the raidroads have done. It is only fair now to point out what the air brake has done and is doing. Without the air brake, the progress made by our railroads would have been impossible. It is true...
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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236783069
  • 9781236783066