Bulletin, Issue 3

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1889
 

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Page 57 - Not more than one (l") inch of " sap wood " will be allowed on the edges or corners, and none at all on either face of the Ties ; they must be hewed or sawed with the faces perfectly true and parallel, of the exact thickness specified ; the faces must be out of
Page 57 - wind," smooth, and free from any inequalities of surface, deep score marks or splinters ; they must be cut or sawed square on the ends to the exact lengths given and be generally straight in all directions, and will not be accepted if more than...
Page 57 - All ties delivered along the line of the railway must be stacked up in neat square stacks of 50 ties in each, with alternate layers crossing each other, and on ground, wherever possible, as high or higher than the grade of the railroad, and in such position as to admit of being counted and inspected with ease and facility. Ties delivered at suitable and convenient places, acceptable to the...
Page 57 - Ties will be accepted under any circumstances, and "culls" only at the option of the Company, and at such prices as may be agreed upon from time to time. DELIVERY. — All Ties delivered along the line of the Railway must be stacked up in neat square stacks of fifty...
Page 70 - It has become evident, in spite of the enormous supplies which seemed to be available, that our natural forests are being rapidly reduced, both by an increased demand and by wasteful practices; and it is now safe to say that the annual consumption of wood and wood products is at least double the amount reproduced on our present lorestarea.
Page 73 - Parsons, read at the annual convention of the American Society of Civil Engineers in June, 1889 : The most interesting thing in connection with the track is the use of metal crossties.
Page 57 - Eight (8') feet in length, six (6") inches in thickness, and not less than seven (j") inches width of face on both sides at the small end; and in each class there must be at least one-fourth of the whole number that will be not less than ten (10") inches in width of faces. MANUFACTURE.
Page 1 - No. 3. Preliminary Report on the Use of Metal Track on Railways as a Substitute for Wooden Ties; by EE Russell Tratman...
Page 57 - TIMBER. — Cross-ties will be accepted of the following varieties of timber : Oaks of the various kinds known as
Page 57 - ... with alternate layers crossing each other, and on ground, wherever possible, as high or higher than the grade of the Railroad, and in such position as to admit of being counted and inspected with ease and facility. Ties delivered at suitable and convenient places, acceptable to the Company, will be inspected, and bills made for all received and accepted up to the last day of each month, and payment will be made for same on or about the day of the succeeding month. Chief Engineer.

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