Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 14

Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 14

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...12, when it was one of 700 ft. and another 100 ft., which were needed at once, additional trestle material being required for the second track. The piles for the big trestles were brought from the various divisions of the road in Tennessee. The first piles driven were telephone poles which the railroad had purchased for the construction of a telephone line, while the majority of the piles were cut from the woods and brought to the work. To facilitate the handling of supplies one of the first steps taken in the work was to build a material yard with adequate trackage just north of the connection with the Tennessee Central. Until a considerable portion of the track was built, practically all of the material was despatched from this yard to points on the line by motor trucks. At the end of 32 days the track was ready to carry traffic into the plant and the railroad's part of the work was over. The railroad's work was handled by the engineering department of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis, of which Hunter McDonald is chief engineer. Direct responsibility for the progress of the work moved out over the track already laid to station 150, then across a field to station 162 into a small rock cut. A Bucyrus pile driver, locomotive crane, six steam drills and a boiler were also brought in at the same time. The extra gangs were used very largely on the track work and the carpenter gangs on the construction of the pile trestles. The contractor used more power equipment, which was moved in on the work from time to time as it proceeded. This equipment included two tractor-drawn graders and two Bucyrus caterpillar shovels with %-cu. yd. dippers and 400 teams. They were used largely'in a 60,000-cu. yd. fill near the far end of the line, made...show more

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  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 794g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236837436
  • 9781236837431