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Title: Railway and locomotive engineering : a practical journal of railway motive power and rolling stock
Year: 1901 (1900s)
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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r. Coxs Computers Tr&.lrv R.eslstance Computer a^ndLocomotive Tractive-Po^ver Computer Each Computer is in a neat folding. leather-cov-ered case. One side gives formula and directionsfor use. The other side has a graduated circleupon which turns a graduated card disc. C&r be Adjusted In a^ Momervtto Give Result Without Calculation Ik IS OFFICEPrice. $!.00 EaLch PI PE CUTTI NGM ACH I N E RY MADE BY WILLIAMS TOOL CO., 5end for Catalogue P. ERIE, PA. Another Cast Iron Car Wheel.The breaking of a flange on thewheel of a flat car occasioned the worstrailway wreck that has occurred formany years in the State of Connecticut.The car with the broken flange left therails near the bridge at Perryville. Itpassed safely over the bridge, splinter-ing the ties as it went. Six other carsthen left the track and began tearingup the rails. The train was runningabout twenty-five miles an hour, andthe wreckage extended for several hun-dred yards. The broken wheel was ofcast iron. Xo one was hurt.
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R.iL -ANCHOR. track is good something has to move,and it will not be the rail anchor. It is easy to see how much time issaved by the use of a device like this.Vou can almost throw it into position,whereas the usual way, that of plantinga dead man, or wrapping chainsround rails and pulling against ties takestime, and is not by any means a suretiling. Often a tree or stump away offthe right of way has to be pressed intoservice, and that uses up lots of rope andmay cause the pull to come at an awk-ward angle. The Burgess rail anchor in-sures straight away work every time. Our readers will notice the arrange-ment of the block and tackle, as shownin our illustration. The movable pulleyor the one with two sheaves in it, is at-tached to the derailed coal car, while thesingle block is attached to the rail an-chor. This brings the motion of thepulling engine and the car in the samedirection, and it gives four subdivisionsof the rope to pull with, instead of three. The Merchants Association of
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