Transport World Volume 19

Transport World Volume 19

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... great improvements of the " quickaction " and " high-speed" brakes invented by Mr. Westinghouse. It is manifest that the length of the stop, and the possibilities for evil should an impact occur before the end of the stop, are more serious where the collision energy is stored up in the mass of one sort of vehicle which weighs about three times that of another type. J Lastly, to finish off questions of relative good and evil as traffic factors, let us note the always-without-notice and dangerous whirlings;ind loss of steering power of motor omnibuses, commonly called "side slip"--though if they only went sideways one would not mind so much, and at any rate one would know where they would iiflt come, and act accordingly. This danger is largely caused by the churned-up horse-droppings, which will disappear; and as all town vehicles in future will be smooth-tyred and largely rubber tyred, public safety will call for streets to be suitably paved and kept clean of mud by proper methods. It is only really greasy surfaces which trouble modern heavy, long-wheel based, twin-tyred vehicles. The matters touched on above should make us pay heed to the new ways, and see liow we can work them in to our own service and advantage. One obvious plan is to use auto-vehicles as feeders One hears almost weekly of some municipality or tramway company which is so doing. Either to get an immediate service and traffic, or a cheap service, or a flexible service, or for some of the various points wherein a motor service may excel. By "flexible" I mean to convey a portmanteau full of ideas, as Humpty Dumpty would have said (I assume you all know your classics and the immortal Alice). Flexible as to volume of traffic, direction...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 42mm | 1,461g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236773934
  • 9781236773937