Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 80

Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 80

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...far conducted have been thorough, and complete and have definitely settled the principles underlying the design of locomotive front ends. Not only has the law been established connecting the size and proper proportions of the stack with the diameter of the front end thus completing the previous system of tests initiated by the Amebican Enuineeb, in which the proper proportions of the stack and its relation to the various positions of the nozzle was established for a 54-in. front end, but the various styles of inside stacks, false tops to the smokebox, and different arrangements of petticoats have been experimented with, resulting in definitely deciding upon the ai rangement which is most satisfactory and economical in service. Sufficient data was also obtained to explain most conclusively the reasons for the large variety of results that have been obtained from time to time in practice with different arrangements of stacks and petticoat pipes. It would appear from the experiments that the work has been carried to a completion and that no further work of this nature will be required, unless it be on something totally different to the front end arrangements which have hitherto been employed. In the successful prosecution of this work, we are indebted to the railroads for their generous contributions; to the N. Y. C. R. R., for the loan of a large locomotive, and to Dr. W. F. M. Goss, for the active part taken in the work, and it Is hoped that suitable action will be taken at this convention in testimony of our indebtedness to those just mentioned. The association has before it, in the two reports just referred to, examples of research work excellently performed, and it will do well to follow along similar lines in its future investigations....show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236827910
  • 9781236827913