Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 17, No. 10

Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 17, No. 10

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...to prevent damage claims, among which are the upkeep of right of way fences. Another class is that which makes for neatness in the general appearance of the property and tends to encourage the employees to do good work and to take a pride in the property. This is generally referred to as standardization. which simply means that the work is performed in the same way on all portions of the railroad and not in a "hit or miss" manner. In addition to these classes of work there is the work chargeable to maintenance of way in connection with additions and betterinents to the property. Vith this great variety in the work performed by the maintenance of way forces, scattered as they are over hundreds and thousands of miles of the same railroad, on important heavy traffic main lines, and on lines of varying importance down to the little branch lines with only one mixed train each way per day, the question for the maintenance of way officer to decide is how much money he is warranted in spending on the different portions of the railroad over and above that necessary to keep the track safe for the operation of trains. desirable on the various parts of the railroad. The local officers in turn must depend upon their subordinates to a great extent for this information. Now, human nature is the same the world over, regardless of whether it is the roadmaster on an unimportant piece of the railroad, or a member of the Congress of the United States. Each has his eye focused on his particular territory, and he wants as large an appropriation for his territory as he can get. He can see many improvements and other work that he feels ought to be done or could be done to advantage, so he asks for two or three times the amount of money that can...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743091
  • 9781236743091