Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 81

Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 81

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...college that a very great deal of good comes to us from the opportunity we have in a faculty, of say fifty engineering professors and instructors, of discussing things together. It strikes me as the New York Central has its meetings of motive power pfficials at various periods, that the superintendents of the apprenticeship instruction courses might as often or oftener hold meetings of men engaged in this work of instruction, that they may come together and talk over the subjects, some of which could be outlined beforehand, and some of which could be brought up on the spur of the moment, that are necessary for the continued progress and the excellence of their work.-It will be necessary that the students in the apprenticeship course should be aided in every way so that the enthusiasm in the courses may be kept up. A new thing is attractive, but when the novelty is worn off, the attractiveness diminishes and the enthusiasm begins to wane. It strikes me that special effort should be concentrated upon this, as in other matters of the course, to keep up the enthusiasm all through the line--enthusiasm of instructors and the enthusiasm of the apprentice boys. Now with regard to the instructors, I wish to make a suggestion, and that is the danger which may come from the men who are doing the instructing in the different shops, leaving the service of the company, being promoted, having duties placed upon them inconsistent with the carrying out of the duties they are now carrying out in the apprenticeship instruction work, etc. Of course, in our university work we have professors who leave the college, but there is so concentrated an interest by having a large number of instructors in one faculty, that the purpose of instructive work as a...show more

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  • Paperback | 450 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 798g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236869842
  • 9781236869845