Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice

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Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation, 1909 - Locomotives
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Page 88 - For all plates ordered to gauge, there will be permitted an average excess of weight over that corresponding to the dimensions on the order, equal in amount to that specified in the following table: TABLE OF ALLOWANCES FOR OVERWEIGHT FOR RECTANGULAR PLATES WHEN ORDERED TO GAUGE.
Page 2 - In making a service stop with a passenger train, ALWAYS RELEASE THE BRAKES A SHORT DISTANCE BEFORE COMING TO A DEAD STOP, except On heavy grades, to prevent shocks at the instant of stopping. Even on moderate grades it is best to do this, and then, after release, to apply the vbrakes lightly, to prevent the train starting, so that when ready to start the release will take place quickly.
Page 88 - ... wide, 5 per cent. above or 3 per cent. below the theoretical weight; when 100 inches wide and over 10 per cent. above or 3 per cent. below the theoretical weight.
Page 3 - When the brake has been thus cut out, the cock in the auxiliary reservoir must be opened and left open upon passenger cars, or held open until all the air has escaped from the reservoir upon freight cars. THE BRAKE MUST NEVER BE CUT OUT UPON ANY CAR UNLESS THE APPARATUS...
Page 5 - CLEANING CYLINDERS AND TRIPLE VALVES. — The brake cylinders and triple valves must be kept clean and free from gum. They must be cleaned and lubricated as often as once in six months upon passenger cars, and once in twelve months upon freight cars. The dates of the last cleaning and lubrication must be marked with white paint on the cylinder or reservoir, in the space left opposite the words : Cylinder, cleaned and lubricated Triple, cleaned and lubricated The triple valves and auxiliary reservoirs...
Page 87 - Two cold bending specimens and two quenched bending specimens will be furnished from each melt of rivet rounds. The homogeneity test for firebox steel shall be made on one of the broken tensile test specimens.
Page 10 - Association. 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 88 - The inspector representing the purchaser shall have all reasonable facilities afforded to him by the manufacturer to satisfy him that the finished material is furnished in accordance with these specifications. All tests and inspections shall be made at the place of manufacture, prior to shipment.
Page 5 - He must then again examine the brakes upon each car to note that all have released. If any defect is discovered, it must be corrected and the testing of the brakes repeated, until they are found to work properly. The inspector must then inform both the engineman and conductor of the number of cars with brakes in good order. This examination must be repeated if any change is made in the make-up of the train before starting.
Page 10 - ... 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 and of the striking face on the tup in the direction of the axis of the axle must be five (5) inches.

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