Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 17, No. 2

Railway Engineering and Maintenance Volume 17, No. 2

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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: ...Cal., on January 27-28, was marked principally by the adoption of standard specifications for cross ties which differ only in a few particulars from those which the Tie committee of the American Railway Engineering Association will recommend to that organization for adoption at its annual convention at Chicago in March. Owing to the conditions now prevailing in the railway industry and the remoteness of the convention from the tie-producing areas of the Central States, the attendance was limited to about 50 members and guests. The meeting was further affected adversely by the sudden death of E. M. Blake (Charles R. McCormick & Co., San Francisco, Cal.), president of the association, on January 12. However, owing largely to the constructive work of Mr. Blake during the year, the association recorded marked progress during the year, now enrolling 61 individuals and firms who produce approximately 50,000,000 ties annually. The sessions of the convention were presided over by John H. Johnson (B. Johnson & Son, Richmond, Ind.), treasurer of the Association. THE STANDARD SPECIFICATION HE standard specification was presented by V. Nixon (Western Tie 8: Timber Co., St. Louis), chairman of the committee, who urged its adoption. The specification is as follows: SPECIFICATIONS FOR Cnoss TIES MATERIAL Kinds of wood: Before manufacturing ties, producers shall ascertain which of the following kinds of wood suitable for cross ties will be accepted: Ash, beech, birch, catalpa, cedar, cherry, chestnut, cypress, elm, fir, gum, hackberry, hickory, larch, locust, maple, mulberry, oak, pine, poplar, redwood, sassafras, spruce, sycamore, and walnut. Others will not be accepted unless specially ordered. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS General quality: All ties...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236804929
  • 9781236804921