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
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lmosttheir original condition. The very excellent results obtained frommetal under-frames on the Eastern Railway of France is undoubt-edly due to their being carefully protected by paint, which is re-newed at sufficiently frequent intervals to keep the surface wellcovered. There is no doubt that there are many places in metalunderframes that are diflicult to reach with a paint brush, butthere seems no reason why this should be neglected if the right now well-known device for applying paint with a spray formed by com-pressed air, fiowing through a suitable nozzle, is used. There is nodoubt the thorough protection of metal under-framing by liberaluse of paint well maintained is an important matter and too oftenneglected in American railroad practice. E. M. H. Mr. W. B. Greenlee, in the Amei-ican Geologist, estimates thatthe volume of water absorbed in the earths crust to a depth ofone mile, and over the entire land area of the globe, is 8,498,000cubic miles. 286 AMERICAN ENGINE-R, CAR BUILDER
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Universal Construction Companys Steel Car Loaded With 40 Tons of Structural Steel. A Heavily Loaded Flat Car. Water-Tube Boilers on French War Ships. On Sei>t. as, 1896, on train No. 583, of he Chicago & North-western Railway, leaving Chicago at 8:45 p. m., there was takento St. Paul car No. 201, built by the Universal Construction Company entirely of steel and loaded with 80,130 pounds of structuralsteel for the Northern Pacific Office Building, or which the Uni-versal Construction Company has the contract. The accompany-ng cut. from a photograph taken at St. Paul, shows the size ofthe load and the method of securing it Careful inspection onarrival showed that the car and its freight had traveled in perfectsafety and Great order, and as the train referred to is a fast mer-chandise train and arrived at 3 a. m. on the 34th, showing thatonly 37i hours were taken in transit, it is evident that this largeand unique load did not in any way interfere with the usual rapidmovement of th
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