Westinghouse Air Brake - Train Rules - Car Lighting - Car Heating - New York Air Brake

Westinghouse Air Brake - Train Rules - Car Lighting - Car Heating - New York Air Brake

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...open the globe of the lamp, hold the light to the burner tips and turn on the gas so as to give a small flame, not so full as to reach the reflectors and smoke them. Then shut the globe and turn up the gas so as to give a flame of the size shown in Fig. 40. A careful and skilled attendant will, of course, look after each lamp individually; that is, he will drop the globe, turn on the gas, and then light up and close the globe. Very often though, the attendant will walk the whole length of the car (sometimes even of the train), dropping all the globes and turning on the gas at each lamp in turn; then on his return he will light. them. All this time the gas has been escaping and filling the body of the lamp. By the time he gets back to the first ones, not only has there been quite a waste of gas, but there is a violent pop on applying the light; even if this small explosion does no harm, it cannot do any good, to say nothing of momentarily alarming some of the passengers perhaps, and proclaiming to them the presence of an unskilled operator. Each lamp should be is turned on. On many of the incandescent-mantle lamps, no provision is made for readily opening the globe, as it is not necessary to drop the globe to light the lamp. Otherwise, this type of lamps are lighted in the same manner as the fiat-flame lamps. Flo. 40 EXT INGUISHING THE LIGHTS 41. To extinguish the lights, turn ofi"the gas at each lamp; do not extinguish them by shutting ofi the supply at the main cock. Such a careless practice will assuredly lead to a bad waste of gas (to say nothing of its unpleasantness) owing to the main cock being subsequently turned on by some one who is unaware that (possibly) some of the lamps have been left on. After turning out all the lamps, ...
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  • Paperback | 182 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 336g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236930460
  • 9781236930460