Cyclopedia of Engineering; a Complete Manual of Steam and Machine Practice...ed. by a Corps of Distinguished Engineers, Techical Experts and Eminent Authorities. Editor-in-chief, Louis Derr, Volume 2

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American technical society, 1902
 

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Page 88 - Swung vertically in a circle at arm's length across the track, when the train is running.
Page 62 - 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 brakes lightly, to prevent the train starting, so that when ready to start, the release will take place quickly.
Page 87 - Flags of the proper color must be used by day and lamps of the proper color by night or whenever from fog or other cause, the day signals cannot be clearly seen.
Page 87 - An explosive cap or torpedo placed on the top of the rail is a signal' to be used in addition to the regular signals. The explosion of one torpedo is a signal to stop immediately.
Page 89 - ... but the red must again be displayed before returning to its own track. Headlights on engines, when on side tracks, must be covered as soon as the track is clear and the train has stopped, and also when standing at the end of a double track. Two green flags by day and night (Fig.
Page 3 - WILLIAM C. UNWIN, FRS, M. Inst. CE Professor of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Central Technical College, City and Guilds of London Institute, etc. Author of "Machine Design," "The Development and Transmission of Power from Central Stations,
Page 62 - 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 brakes lightly, to prevent the train starting, so that when ready to start the release will take place quickly.
Page 30 - in which P = working pressure in pounds per square inch, t — thickness of flue in inches, L = length in feet and D = outside diameter in inches. In this formula L is not to exceed 8 feet. In case the flue is made with rings riveted to the flue, L is taken as the distance between rings. What is the allowable pressure on a furnace flue 6 feet long, 42 inches in diameter and inch thick? p...
Page 105 - Schedule meeting or passing stations are indicated by figures in full-faced type. Both the arriving and leaving time of a train are in fullfaced type when both are meeting or passing times, or when one or more trains are to meet or pass it between those times.
Page 55 - Fig. 3 shows the arrangement of the cylinders in relation to the valve. The valve employed to distribute the steam to the cylinders is of the piston type, working in a cylindrical steam-chest located in the saddle of the cylinder casting between the cylinders and the smoke-box, and as close to the cylinders as convenience wiil permit.

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