Track Volume 1, Nos. 1-10

Track Volume 1, Nos. 1-10

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...the west side of the opening my memorandum of the day shows the bents to have ranged in height from forty-one feet eight inches to fifty-two feet, and to have been erected in an average time of 47 minutes to each bent or an advance of a lineal foot every three minutes. This tres tie was built on a nine degree curve and far enough off the line to permit the subsequent construction of a stone arch bridge on the original alignment. The timber was unloaded from the cars, cut to proper length, slid down the bank into the water where the bents were framed, floated to place and lifted with balance beams, girt stripped, stringered, and decked. We worked here the forces which I had brought with me to Johnstown. The excellence of their performance, which is said to compare favorably with any work of this character previously done in this country, I attribute to the large experience, capability and resourcefulness of the master carpenter in charge, Mr. Frank R. Martin, to the discipline which the force as a working body received, and the acquaintance and confidence it had acquired, during their isolated work at night and at the Bow bridge, and not least to the very advantageous arrangements for caring for them that we had been able to effect. That night an engine was run over the bridge and the track connected with that laid from the east by the forces of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Single track communication had now been established, but at a conference held by President Roberts, General Managers Pugh and McCrea, General Superintendent Miller, and Superintendent Pitcairn, it was decided that in view of the enormous volume of business to be moved a gauntlet protected by interlocking should be erected at Bridge 6 and the balance o/ the line double more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540506
  • 9781236540508