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The Science of Railways Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R461 Discovery Miles 4 610
The Science of Railways Volume 3 (Paperback): Marshall Monroe Kirkman
The Science of Railways Volume 3 (Paperback): Marshall Monroe Kirkman

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The Science of Railways Volume 3 (Paperback)

Marshall Monroe Kirkman

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1894 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI. PLAN OBSERVED IN COMPILING THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN THIS BOOK. The directions in this book governing the movement of trains have been compiled, as already stated, from rules and regulations in force upon the greatest, most thoroughly organized and best managed roads of America. In their compilation, the workings of the principal roads of Great Britain were also studied, and such rules and regulations as wrere thought applicable embodied. In many cases where present or former regulations are not directly or wholly practicable, they have nevertheless been inserted as foot notes for the purpose of illustrating other theories and peculiarities or for the information and instruction they afford. Many of the rules, however, are original with the author. In this compilation it has been necessary to decide between conflicting rules in many instances. In such cases preference has been given to those that seemed, taking all things into consideration, the most feasible, or to possess the greatest practical value. The object has been to form as perfect a code of rules as seemed possible. The compilation has not been made with the expectation of its adoption by any particular company. Wherever the rules are applicable or valuable to railway manageis, either wholly or in part, they will in time be accepted; where they are not applicable or best, they ought not to be adoped, and will not be. While it has been the aim of the writer to make the regulations practicable upon any line, it is true that many rules imperative upon one line are unnecessary upon another, or possess little relevancy. The double track road, for instance, does not require such elaborate rules as a single track road, still it is necessary to provide regulations sufficiently comprehensi...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Marshall Monroe Kirkman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 98
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-83601-5
Barcode: 9781235836015
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-235-83601-0

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