Railway Shop Up to Date; A Reference Book of Up to Date American Railway Shop Practice

Railway Shop Up to Date; A Reference Book of Up to Date American Railway Shop Practice

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...spaced. The adjacent tracks of the different bays are spaced 24 feet between centers. The center bay is served by three narrow-gauge tracks. In the side bay one narrow-gauge track is between the two working tracks, while the other distribution track is between two outer tracks and the wall. The floors are of concrete. In the yard for light repairs about 250 or 300 cars are repaired per day. This yard contains eight tracks arranged on 20-foot centers, and in every alternate space between working tracks is a narrow-gauge track of the industrial system. In this yard one track is reserved for the repair of steel cars. For convenience in storage and delivery of material the yard contains a series of long, narrow material sheds in which are kept bolts, nuts, finished lumber, sheathing, car doors, couplers, etc. There are two scrap platforms, or docks, near the repair yard for the accumulation of scrap material gathered from cars undergoing repairs. Each one is equipped with air operated shears, and the various kinds of scrap are assorted into classified bins. The platforms are level with a car floor and industrial tracks traverse the length of each platform. The freight car repair shop is situated near the mill building and the centers of distribution, where sills and other comparatively heavy material may be delivered conveniently. Beyond the fact that cars held for heavy repairs are repaired under cover, there is practically little difference between the work done here and that at the average yard. The greatest interest centers in the freight car erecting shop, where the bulk of the material from the various shops and sub-departments is assembled. At the time that work was begun on a large order of box cars having underframes reinforced with steel...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236559355
  • 9781236559357