The Science of Railways: Cars, their construction, handling and supervision. 1909

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World railway Publishing Company, 1909 - Railroads
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Page 196 - ... 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 196 - 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 272 - Lard oil, and other animal or vegetable oils should not be used, as their use causes the brake valve and the triple valves to gum up. The oil must never be introduced through the air inlet ports, as this practice would cause the pump valves to gum up. 59- Q- What regulates the train pipe pressure? A. The train pipe governor, or feed valve, provided for that purpose.
Page 317 - A car unsafe to load on account of general wornout condition, due to age or decay, shall be reported to its owner, who must be advised of all existing defects. If the owner elects to have it sent, he shall furnish two home cards, noting upon them existing defects and the route over which the car is to be returned to its owner.
Page 20 - 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 316 - 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 97 - 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 51 - That from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, until otherwise ordered by the Interstate Commerce Commission, it shall be unlawful for any railroad company to use any car in interstate commerce that is not provided with secure grab irons or handholds in the ends and sides of each car for greater security to men in coupling and uncoupling cars.
Page 290 - Repairs to foreign cars shall be promptly made, and the work shall conform in detail to the original construction...
Page 199 - March 2, 1903, any train is operated with power or train brakes, not less than 85 percent of the cars of such train shall have their brakes used and operated by the engineer of the locomotive drawing such train, and all power-brake cars in every such train which are associated together with the 85 percent shall have their brakes so used and operated.

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