The Science of Railways Volume 7

The Science of Railways Volume 7

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... may be replenished oftener than thi. Track supplies should be kept, with other material, at a central storehouse and should be sent from thence to the sections as needed. There is no necessity for a separate supply depot for track or other material. The greater the concentration, the less the cost of handling, the greater the intelligence in disbursing, and the less the stock required to be carried. Undue multiplication of storehouses should be carefully avoided. Storehouses are required at the various centers where equipment and tools are repaired, but there is no necessity for more than one storehouse or one storekeeper at any particular point. If the storekeeper performs his duties, orders upon him will be tilled with the same intelligence and promptness that they would if made upon a subordinate immediately responsible to the person ordering. If he does not so fill them, he is unfit. The remedy lies in his dismissal or admonition; not in the creation of another storehouse. It is just as proper to have two superintendents for a division, or two master mechanics at a shop, as to have two storekeepers at the same place. If there is more than one storehouse, one storekeeper should take charge of the whole, the others acting in subordination to him. Such concentration will permit the full utilization of the force and such concert of action in regard to the stock carried as to prevent unnecessary accumulations. In construction work or where special gangs are employed, the person in charge should be held responsible for the return to the storehouse of all tools such as tamping and lining bars, etc. The fact that they are in use does not mean that they will be worthless when the work in hand is completed. Material forwarded to a track...
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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236819144
  • 9781236819147