Title: Railway mechanical engineer
Year: 1916 (1910s)
Subjects: Railroad engineering Engineering Railroads Railroad cars
Publisher: brand-new York, N.Y. : Simmons-Boardman Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
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Looking Down Central Machine Bay shop and increases the car capacity. A transfer track ex-tends across the north end of the steel shop and provides aconvenient means for transporting material from the ma-chine shop or blacksmith shop to any of the tracks in thefive bays.The arrangement of the equipment in the steel car shop November, 1920 RAILWAY MECHANICAL ENGINEER 703 is shown in one of the illustrations. Comparatively littleequipment has been installed, as prior to the erection of theshop the standard material for system equipment was madeat other points and this practice is still followed to some ex-tent. The machine facilities are ample to take care of thecutting and shaping of any parts that the shop is called onto replace. One piece of equipment that is worthy of specialmention is a 90,000 lb. geared power press which has acapacity for bending fi in. plates 10 ft. long. While an extended description would be required to pre-
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North End of the Erecting Shop, Planing Mill at the Left sent a detailed account of the handling of work in the va-rious departments, the list of machines shown herewith willserve to give an idea of the equipment needed for a shop ofthis size and the work that can be handled. LIST OF MACHINES, EAST BUFFALO CAR SHOPBlacksmith Sitop One flanging clamp One 4-in. forging machine One lirake shoe key machine One single head bolt cutter Two IJ/jin. triple head bolt cutters Three 2-in. triple head bolt cutters One tire lathe One heavy duty drill press Two 3,40O-lb. steam hammers Electric motors, total 157% hp. One power punchOne Z-n. bolt cutterTwo 300-lb. Bradley hammersOne I-in. bolt headerTwo 2in. bolt headersOne No. 4 bulldozerOne No. 9 bulldozerOne pneumatic bulldozerOne bolt shear Two No. 5 Hilles & Jones punchand shears Tin ShopOne wire machine ^ One burring machine One double truss Cornish brake Two turning machines One 42-in. squaring machine One 2-in. rolk-r machine One No. 24
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