Report of the Proceedings of the ... Annual Convention of the Master-Car Builders' Association, Volume 26 (Google eBook)

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1892 - Railroads
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Page 292 - 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 261 - Lord one thousand nine hundred and between party of the first part, and party of the second part...
Page 290 - 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 239 - 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. In such cases no allowance shall be made for betterments. RULE 122.
Page 43 - ... air brake and train air signal. They must be obeyed in all respects, as employes will be held responsible for the observance of the same, as strictly as for the performance of any other duty. Every employe whose duties are connected in any way with the operation of the air brake, will be examined from time to time as to his qualification for such duties, by the Inspector of Air Brakes or other person appointed by the proper authority, and a record will be kept of such examination.
Page 53 - Question. What is an air brake ? Answer. It is a brake applied by compressed air. 2. Q. How is the air compressed ? A. By an air pump on the locomotive. 3. Q. How does the compressed air apply the brakes ? A. It is admitted into a brake cylinder on each car, and it pushes out a piston in that cylinder which pulls the brake on. 4. Q. How does the piston get back when the brakes are released ? A. There is a spring around the piston rod which is compressed when the brakes are applied, and when the air...
Page 31 - The executive committee shall exercise a general supervision over the interests and affairs of the Association, recommend the amount of the annual assessment.
Page 261 - The party of the first part hereby agrees that on presentation of the statement to pay to the party of the second part any balance due from lack of sufficient service on the part of the wheels (with above exceptions) to balance the charge ; and the party of the second part hereby agrees to pay to the party of the first part any balance due as shown by the aforesaid statement settlements to be made quarterly.
Page 59 - Q. Why should the driver brakes always be operated automatically with the train brake ? A. Because it adds greatly to the braking force of the train, and the brakes can be applied alike to all the wheels for ordinary stops, and in an emergency the greatest possible braking force is at once obtained by one movement of the handle.
Page 55 - ... 27. Q. In coupling or uncoupling the hose between cars, what must be done if there is ice on the couplings? A. The ice must first be removed and the couplings thawed out, so as to prevent injury to the rubber gaskets in uncoupling, and to insure tight joints in coupling the hose. 28. Q. What must be done with a hose coupling which is not coupled up, such as the rear hose of a train, or any hose on a car which is standing or running, but not in use ? A. It must be placed in the dummy coupling...

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