Trains and Technology: Track and structures

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University of Delaware Press, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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This work presents a view of the history of American railroads in the nineteenth century from a somewhat different perspective. The maturation of the railroad is traced through an exposition of the railroad technology that was developed and applied during the period. Throughout the nineteenth century, a symbiotic relationship existed between railroading and technology, each dependent upon the state and progress of the other to a large degree. A great deal of new technology was created for the railroad, and the railroad, in turn, applied new technology as it became available. Volume three covers trackwork and structures. The trackwork section covers the technologies involved in locating and building the railroad and all its aspects of rail development. The structures portion of this volume investigates stations and structures needed to service the equipment and conduct operations. The text of this volume is accompanied by 153 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals.
  

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Contents

Track Introduction
11
From Here to There Then Everywhere Locating the Railroad
23
Building the Iron Highway
40
Track Gauge Stability Suitability Interchangeability
73
From Strap Iron to High Iron
85
Other Track and RightofWay Features
114
Structures
131
Stations
133
Structures Needed to Service the Equipment
176
Structures Needed to Conduct Operations
199
Structures Needed for the Movement Processing and Storage of Commodities
208
Notes
215
Bibliography
224
Index
231
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Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with extensive and varied experience in a Fortune 500 company.