Title: American engineer and railroad journal
Year: 1893 (1890s)
Subjects: Railroad engineering Engineering Railroads Railroad cars
Publisher: brand new York : M.N. Forney
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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HYDRAULIC PRESSURE REGULATOR UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP TEXAS. and set in lead. These were for fastening guy lines and pur-chases, and the men who drilled and set the posts were keptfrom freezing by the aid of fires kindled upon the snow. Anumber of ingenious fastenings for purchase blocks weremade very near the track by sinking heavy oak timbers intrenches at the ends of the ties that were tamped with graveland wet, which after 24 hours were frozen so solid that theywere quite as strong as the iron fastenings upon the bluff.Very heavy sheer poles 30 ft. in length were built and erectedto overhang the embankment, and were provided with twosets of very heavy ship blocks and falls for lifting, and two ofequal strength were placed in position for pulling from thebluff. As no diver was employed, everything was done fromthe surface, and every precaution was taken to prevent delay
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HYDRAULIC PUMP UNITED STATES BATTLESHIP TEXAS. to trains. By the aid of a swinging mirror attached to a Jongpole, with light thrown upon it in the night by a dark lantern,successful fastenings were made to the engine 15 ft. underwater with heavy grappling hooks. The driving-wheels werebadly entangled in bowlders, rendering it next to impossibleto move the monster. With three locomotives working uponindependent purchases, and aided by the buoyancy of thewater, it was finally drawn to the surface. At one time, whileattempting to raise the engine and tender, it was found thatthe locomotives were exerting a force of 240 tons. Aluminium Horse-Shoes.- Concerning his experience withhorse-shoes of aluminium, M. Japy reports that as that metalis four times lighter than iron, a complete outfit of shoes of itwill weigh no more than a single iron horse-shoe. Horses ac. but the sails were too easily torn during a head-wind—the verytime they were most required. Next he ised the Americantype, hav
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