The science of railways (Google eBook)

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The World railway publishing company, 1911 - Railroads
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Page 179 - January, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, it shall be unlawful for any such common carrier to haul or permit to be hauled or used on its line any car used in moving interstate traffic not equipped with couplers coupling automatically by impact, and which can be uncoupled without the necessity of men going between the ends of the cars.
Page 206 - ... to run any train in such traffic after said date that has not a sufficient number of cars in it so equipped with power or train brakes that the engineer on the locomotive drawing such train can control its speed without requiring brakemen to use the common hand brake for that purpose.
Page 206 - January, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, it shall be unlawful for any common carrier engaged in interstate commerce by railroad to use on its line any locomotive engine in moving interstate traffic...
Page 280 - ... triple is used. 13. Q. What are these cocks for in both cases? A. They are to be used to cut out brakes on one car, without interfering with other brakes on the train, if the brake on that car has become disabled. 14. Q. How does the cock handle stand in the plain triple when the pipe is open for automatic action ? A.
Page 108 - Cars shall be considered as having been delivered to a connecting railroad when placed upon the track agreed upon and designated as the interchange track for such deliveries...
Page 328 - If the company on whose lines the car is destroyed elects to rebuild either body or trucks, or both, the original plan of construction must be followed, and the original kind and qualities of materials used. The rebuilding must be completed within 60 days from the original date of damage or destruction.
Page 292 - Q. Why is it important that no leaks should exist in the air brake service. A. Because they would interfere with the proper working of the brakes and might cause serious damage.
Page 101 - These essential parts are: The points of supports on which the axle rests during tests must be three feet apart from center to center; the tup must weigh 1,640 pounds; the anvil, which is supported on springs, must weigh 17,500 pounds; it must be free to move in a vertical direction; the springs upon which it rests must be twelve in number, of the kind described on drawing ; and the radius of supports...
Page 302 - Repairs to foreign cars shall be promptly made, and the work shall conform in detail to the original construction...
Page 289 - Q. How should you proceed to test the air brakes before starting out, after a change in the make-up of a train, or before descending certain specially designated grades?

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