The Trackman's Helper

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Roadmaster and foreman, 1894 - 287 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 276 - Square Measure. 144 square inches 1 square foot, 9 square feet 1 square yard, 30J square yards 1 square rod, 40 square rods 1 rood, 4 roods 1 acre.
Σελίδα 276 - MEASURE. 60 seconds make 1 minute, 60 minutes make 1 hour, 24 hours make 1 day, 7 days make 1 week, 4 weeks...
Σελίδα 276 - Surveyors' Measure. 7.92 inches 1 link, 25 links 1 rod, 4 rods 1 chain, 10 square chains or 160 square rods 1 acre, 640 acres 1 square mile.
Σελίδα 311 - The CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILWAY COMPANY owns and operates 6,150 miles (9,900 kilometers) of railway, exclusive of second track or sidings. The eight states traversed by the company, Illinois, Wisconsin, Northern Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, possesses in addition to the advantages of raw material and proximity to markets, that which is the prime factor in the industrial success of a territory — a people who form one live and thriving community of...
Σελίδα 259 - It is made by digging a trench five or six feet deep, at a proper distance from the track and parallel to it. A narrow cross trench is then dug, slanting upward from the bottom and middle of the first trench, to the surface of the ground. A good track tie or heavy timber is then buried in the first trench, and the rope is passed down through the cross trench and secured to the timber.
Σελίδα 253 - ... track in a passable condition for other trains, notwithstanding the absence of his superior officers, who may not be able to reach the wreck for several hours. If the track is torn up and the cars do not interfere, put in ties enough to carry a train safely over where you can. If the rails are bent out of shape secure some from near by if it is possible. If this cannot be done, get as many as possible of the damaged rails to their proper shape and spiked down in the track. "If a small bridge...
Σελίδα 131 - ... helper and used to clean out the snow left between the track rails by the snow plow. When the snow is reported hard, those in charge of snow plow outfits should be very careful to have their engines and plow in as perfect condition as possible. They should run no risk; every snow drift should be examined before running into it, and each end should be shoveled out enough to leave a clean flangeway and a face that would let the plow enter under the snow and keep it down upon the rails. The tendency...
Σελίδα 132 - In plowing snow the length of runs and the speed of the engine should always be in proportion to the depth and length of the snow drifts. If the drifts are deep and long and likely to stick the plow, a good long run should be taken on the clear track so that the plow engine may acquire its greatest speed before striking the drift. A good engineer who has had some practice in bucking snow will so handle his engine that very little shoveling by the men will be needed. "It is not advisable to start...
Σελίδα 208 - A low joint on the inside rail will cause the train to swing to that side, and the striking of the wheel flange against joints that are hooked in out of line on the outer rail •will also throw the car toward the inner rail. A foreman can soon become expert in distinguishing the slight difference in the motion of the car as it swings to either side of the track, and tell the cause by examining the bad places in the track soon after riding over it on the train. FOLLOWING TRAINS. 4. Track foremen...
Σελίδα 311 - Mines of coal, iron, copper, lead and zinc, forests ot soft and hard wood, quarries, clays of all kinds, tan-bark, flax and other raw materials exist in. its territory in addition to the vast agricultural resources. A number of new factories have been induced to locate — largely through the instrumentality of this company — at towns on its lines. The central position of the states traversed by the CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE & ST. PAUL RAILWAY, makes it possible to command all the markets of the United...

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