Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 82

Railway Locomotives and Cars Volume 82

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... except by election at the convention, nor is it required that these officers of the association and members of the executive committee should actually be engaged in the railway service. I would therefore recommend that the constitution be changed to cover these points, after the subject is given full consideration by the proper committee. "In the past, a large list of subjects has been referred to the association, and in the future, T would recommend reducing the list so as tc give better opportunity to investigate and discuss the subjects more thoroughly. "The adoption of a standard M. C. B. coupler. Several years ago an ineffectual effort was made in that direction. I believe the time is now ripe for such action. "There has beer, a steady increase in the use of steel in car construction. The steel car has come to stay and I believe this asrociation should give attention to this important matter to the end that its use may be extended more and more. I would recommend the appointment of a committee on standard steel shapes. "Several years ago the question of the adoption of standard dimensions for the box car recommended by the American Railway Association was considered, and a system of framing only was accepted. The question was not given the consideration it deserves and to my mind is one that should be revived and studied to a conclusion. This subject at that time was referred to us by the American Railway Association, and we should complete our work and carry out the instructions given us. The appointment of a committee on this subject should be considered by vour executive committee." The report of the secretary showed the total membership to be 726, of which 424 were active members, 275 representative, 13...show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236865294
  • 9781236865298