Buildings and Structures of American Railroads: A Reference Book for Railroad Managers, Superintendents, Master Mechanics, Engineers, Architects, and Students (Google eBook)

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J. Wiley & Sons, 1893 - Building - 500 pages
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I would suggest that when publishers reprint old books like this, they make it so people can read it. This reprint is terrible and it can barely be read even with a magnifying glass. It isn't worth the paper it's (barely) printed on. Go find an original copy somewhere!

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Excellent details and "blueprints"

Contents

Signaltower at Jersey City N J Central Railroad of New Jersey
45
Carcleaning Platform at Jersey City N J Central Railroad of New Jersey
49
Standard Ashpit Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad
56
Design for a Fiftyton Icehouse
64
Sixteenhundredton Icehouse Phillipsburg N J Lehigh Valley Railroad
70
General Remarks 93
74
Sandhouse at Perth Amboy N J Lehigh Valley Railroad
76
General Remarks
83
Brick Oilhouse at Jersey City N J Pennsylvania Railroad
89
Oilmixing House at Aurora Ill Chicago Burlington Quincy Railroad
95
Oilmixing House at Milwaukee Wis Chicago Milwaukee St Paul Railway
101
Chemical Laboratory at South Bethlehem Pa Lehigh Valley Railroad
110
General Remarks
118
ft x 24 ft Circular Watertank Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Railroad
124
COALING STATIONS FOR LOCOMOTIVES
130
General Remarks
141
Coaling Platform at Lehighton Pa Lehigh Valley Railroad
147
Coalchutes at Buffalo N Y and at Connellsville Pa
151
Coaling Station with Troughconveyor Elevator at Oneonta N Y Delaware Hudson Canal Co
157
Coaling Station at East New York Union Elevated Railroad Brooklyn N Y
164
Enginehouse at West Philadelphia Shops Pennsylvania Railroad
175
Enginehouse at Roanoke Va Norfolk Western Railroad
183
Enginehouse Design Philadelphia Reading Railroad
189
Enginehouse at Ashland Wis Wisconsin Central Railroad
195
Enginehouse and Carshop Rotunda at Mt Clare Baltimore Md Baltimore Ohio Railroad
201
General Remarks
207
Freighthouse for Waystations Boston Hoosac Tunnel Western Railway
214
Freighthouse at Gainesville Fla Savannah Florida Western Railway
220
Singlestory Passenger Depot Chesapeake Ohio Railway
286
Twostory Passenger Depot Richmond Alleghany Railroad
289
Passenger Depot at Laurys Pa Lehigh Valley Railroad
296
Passenger Depot at Ann Arbor Mich Michigan Central Railroad
303
Passenger Depot at Bowenville Station Fall River Mass Old Colony Railroad
309
Passenger Depot at South Park Ill Illinois Central Railroad
315
Passenger Depot at Walkerville Ont
322
Competition Designs for Local Passenger Depot Toronto Architectural Sketch Club
328
Passenger Depot at Eutaw Ala Alabama Great Southern Railroad
334
General Remarks
345
Union Passenger Depot Hartford Conn
358
Union Passenger Depot at Concord N H Concord Railroad
364
Terminal Passenger Depot at Milwaukee Wis Chicago Northwestern Railroad
371
Terminal Passenger Depot at Harrisburg Pa Pennsylvania Railroad
377
Passenger Depot at Atlantic City N J Philadelphia Reading Railroad
387
Terminal Passenger Depot at Montreal Can Canadian Pacific Railway
393
Terminal Passenger Depot at Chicago Ill Chicago Northwestern Railway
399
Secondprize Design for Union Passenger Depot at St Louis Mo
408
Passenger Trainshed at Pittsburg Pa Baltimore Ohio Railroad
421
Union Passenger Depot at St Paul Minn
427
Terminal Passenger Depot Philadelphia Pa Philadelphia Reading Terminal Railroad
436
Proposed Extension of Terminal Passenger Depot at Broad Street Philadelphia Pa Pennsylvania Railroad
446
Specifications for Enginehouse at Mt Pleasant Junction Jersey City N J Pennsylvania Railroad
452
Specifications for Combination Depots Class A and B Pennsylvania Lines West of Pittsburg Southwest
465
General Specifications for Construction Work Northern Pacific Railroad
477
INDEX
485
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Page 463 - The waste pipe of every independent sink, basin, bathtub, water-closet, slop-hopper, urinal or other fixture shall be furnished with a separate trap, which shall be placed as near as practicable to the fixture which it serves. A sink and set of three...
Page i - Buildings and Structures of American Railroads. A reference book for railroad managers, superintendents, master mechanics, engineers, architects and students. By Walter G. Berg, CE. principal assistant engineer Lehigh Valley railroad.
Page 455 - ... specifications, shall be executed and furnished by the Contractor as if described in both these ways; and should any work or material be required which is not denoted in the specifications or plans, either directly or indirectly, but which is nevertheless necessary for the proper carrying out of the intent thereof, the Contractor is to understand the same to be implied and required, and shall perform all such work and furnish any such material as fully as if they were particularly delineated...
Page 455 - ... must be shipped in the name of the party of the first part, and in no case shall it be shipped in care of, or in the. name of, the company, or any of its officers or employes, and said party of the first part must pay the regular freight rates arranged for with the freight department. "And the said party of the second part doth promise and agree to pay to the said party of the first part, for the work to be done under this contract...
Page 452 - In consideration of the covenants and payments hereinafter mentioned, to be made and performed by the said
Page 481 - Any space between the blocks and the rails are carefully packed with mortar of the proportion of one part of cement to three parts of sand.
Page 470 - FRAMING. All framing must be done to a close fit and in a thorough and workmanlike manner. No blocking or shimming of any kind will be allowed in making joints, nor will open joints 'be accepted. All joints, ends of posts, piles, etc., and all surfaces of wood on wood shall be thoroughly painted with *hot creosote oil and covered with a coat of thick asphaltum; hot asphaltum...
Page 456 - Particular care must be taken by the contractor of all the finished work as the building progresses, which work must be covered up and thoroughly protected from injury or defacement during the erection and completion of the building.
Page 456 - Should the owner, at any time during the progress of the said building. . . . request any alteration, deviation, additions or omissions, from the said contract, he shall be at liberty to do so, and the same shall in no way affect or make void the contract, but will be added to or deducted from the amount of the contract, as the case may be, by a fair and reasonable valuation.
Page 456 - Particular care must be exercised in the protection of all finished work as the building progresses, such as exterior projections, cut stone...

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