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" With- so radical a departure from the ordinary mode of applying locomotive power, it is only to be expected that perfect proportions will develop slowly and out of the results of extended use or practical experiments. This is but the usual rule applying... "
The Meigs Railway: The Reason for Its Departures from the Ordinary Practice ... - Page 13
by Joe Vincent Meigs - 1887 - 182 pages
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Annual Report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners, Volume 18, Part 1887

Massachusetts. Board of Railroad Commissioners - Railroads - 1887
...remedy, and no doubt, in future construction, the proportions of the parts will be greatly improved. With so radical a departure from the ordinary mode...develop slowly and out of the results of extended use or prac130 RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS' REPORT. [Jan. tical experiments. This is but the usual rule applying...
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Journal of the Franklin Institute

Electronic journals - 1887
...greatly improved. With so radical a departure from the ordinary mode of applying locomotive-power, it is only to be expected that perfect proportions...section of the Meigs elevated railway now in use at East Cambridge is, in my opinion, abundantly strong for its intended use as an elevated railway track, and...
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Railway Locomotives and Cars, Volume 61

Railroad engineering - 1887
...30 tons and a passenger-car weighing 17 tons. Mr. Stark's report gives the following conclusions : "The experimental section of the Meigs elevated railway now in use at East Cambridge is, in my opinion, abundantly strong for its intended use as an elevated railway track, and...
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