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Image from page 195 of “Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock” (1901)

Image from page 195 of “Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock” (1901)
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Identifier: railwaylocomotiv15newy
Title: Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock
Year: 1901 (1900s)
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Subjects: Railroads Locomotives
Publisher: New York : A. Sinclair Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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this carmeet the requirements of the circular ofDecember 2, 1901, on Outside Dimen-sions of Box Cars, issued by the MasterCar Builders .Association : Width of eaves at height of 12 ft. 6)4 in 9 7f^ 9 7s The design requires the use of malleableiron draft arms; the experience on theroad with many thousands in use beingthat none of these have been broken. A Handy Planer Tool. Leveling work on a planer isnt alway-an easy job, with the usual collection ofblocks, pieces of iron, brass or tin, andother junk too often used. The timeit takes counts up in a year, too, andwould buy a number of the little tonl-shown. This is the new planer jack made byArmstrong Bros Tool Co., Chicago, III.,which is a neat and inexpensive littledevice that will save its cost many timesover. They are made in four sizes tomeet varying requirements. A Wise Policy. The most unpleasant feature of chang-ing the motive power on elevated roadsfrom steam to electricity is the disposi-tion of the men on the engines. In the

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Oil and Graphite M C.B.ft. in. Top of rail to upper face offloor 40 N.Y.C ft. in- 4 Va. .KM^TKU.l. IL.^.NEK JACK. improved service and lower cost of op-eration of electrically equipped trains,sight is generally lost of the engineers.md firemans interest. Usually the en-gineer is made motorman at reducedwages and the fireman has to look else-where for work. A happy solution ofthis problem has been made by the Man-hattan Elevated in New York, which hasjust begun to change form steam powerto electric. The engineers are all mademotormen at regular engineers wages.Firemen are temporarily employed iiivarious capacities at regular wages untilthere is an opening for more motormen,then the oldest ex-fireman is advanced inthe usual way as in steam engine serviceThe result is that the Manhattan will re-tain all its old, reliable men, and not beencumbered with the flotsam and jetsamwhich too often flock on the scene totake the old mens places and work forlower wages. FOR Air Cylinders A letter

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