The Trackman's Helper: Revised and Enlarged ... A Book of Instruction for Track Foremen

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Roadmaster & Foreman, 1894 - 281 páginas
 

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Página 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.
Página 276 - MEASURE. 60 seconds make 1 minute, 60 minutes make 1 hour, 24 hours make 1 day, 7 days make 1 week, 4 weeks...
Página 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...
Página 313 - 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 business men in whose midst it is safe and profitable to settle. Many towns on the line are prepared to treat very favorably with manufacturers who would locate in their vicinity.
Página 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.
Página 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...
Página 258 - ... the cars behind it. Remove the Disabled truck from the track ; then take the caboose jacks and raise the body of the car enough to slip a tie under it across the track rails ; let the car down upon the tie, and by running carefully the car can be hauled to the station or side track, sliding on the tie.
Página 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...
Página 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...
Página 276 - ... 1 lunar month ; 28, 29, 30 or 31 days make 1 calendar month (30 days make 1 month in computing interest) ; 52 weeks and 1 day or 12 calendar months make 1 year.

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