Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the Master-Car Builders' Association, Volume 31 (Google eBook)

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Page 390 - This agreement, made and entered into this day of 19. . by and between ; , party of the first part...
Page 21 - At each annual meeting the president shall appoint a committee of five whose duty it shall be to report at the next annual meeting subjects for investigation and discussion, and if the subjects are approved by the Association, the president shall appoint special committees to report on them.
Page 384 - That within ninety days from the passage of this act the American Railway Association is authorized hereby to designate to the Interstate Commerce Commission the standard height of drawbars for freight cars, measured perpendicular from the level of the tops of the rails to the centers of the drawbars, for each of the several gauges of railroads in use in the United States, and shall .fix a maximum variation from such standard height to be allowed between the drawbars of empty and loaded cars.
Page 153 - The conductor must always be immediately notified when the signal has been cut out upon any car, and he must report the same for repairs. In using the signal, pull directly down upon the cord during one full second, for each intended blast of the signal whistle, and allow two seconds to elapse between the pulls. REPORTING DEFECTS TO INSPECTORS. Any defect in either the air brake or air signal apparatus discovered upon the road must be reported to the inspector at the end of the run; or, if the...
Page 19 - The duties of the president, vicepresidents, treasurer and secretary, shall be such as usually pertain to their offices, or ma'y be delegated to them by the unanimous vote of the executive committee.
Page 357 - ... to govern the condition of and repairs to freight cars for the interchange of traffic...
Page 147 - In making a service stop with a passenger train ALWAYS RELEASE THE BRAKES A SHORT DISTANCE BEFORE COMING TO A DEAD STOP, except on heavy grades, to prevent shocks at the instant of stopping. Even on moderate grades it is best to do this, and then, after release, to apply the brakes lightly, to prevent the train starting, so that when ready to start the release will take place quickly.
Page 20 - ... to make all necessary purchases, expenditures and contracts required to conduct the current business of the Association, but shall have no power to make the Association liable for any debt to...
Page 168 - Q. What must be done with the air brake or air signal couplings when not united to other couplings, on cars equipped with dummy couplings ? A. They must be secured in the dummy coupling, so that the face of the dummy coupling will cover the opening of the hose coupling so as to prevent dust and dirt from entering the hose.
Page 160 - Because, if it travels farther than this when sent out, a little wear of the brake shoes will cause the piston to travel far enough to rest against the back cylinder head when the brakes are applied, and this cylinder head would then take the pressure instead of its being brought upon the brake shoes.

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