The railroad tracks book collection is a collection of 10
late 19th century and early 20th century books about railroad
tracks. The collection covers pretty much everything that
was known about designing safe railroad tracks during this
era of railroad expansion. From the initial surveys, construction,
developing of standards for companies to use to be compatible
with each other to maintenance and troubleshooting, this collection
has it all.
All the titles contained on this CD are listed below.
- Elements of railroad track and construction (1915) - Wilson,
Winter L. (Winter Lincoln) - 414 pages
- The elements of railroad engineering - Volume 2 - Surveying.
Land surveying. Mapping. Railroad location. Railroad construction.
Track work. Railroad structures (1897) - 521 pages
- Track standards (1910) - Rehm, Norman F. - 200 pages
- Railway track and track work (1908) - Tratman, E. E. R.
(Edward Ernest Russell) - 574 pages
- Practical track work (1915) - Van Auken, Kenneth L - 326
- Notes on track; construction and maintenance (1903) -
Camp, Walter Mason - 1240 pages
- The development of the American rail and track (1891)
- Watkins, John Elfreth - 82 pages
- The roadmaster's assistant and section-master's guide,
a manual of reference for all having to do with the permanent
way of American railroads, and containing the best results
of experience and minute directions for track-laying, ballasting
and keeping the track in good repair (1872) - Huntington,
William S - 154 pages
- The field engineer : a handy book of practice in the survey,
location, and track-work of railroads ; containing a large
collection of rules and tables, original and selected, applicable
to both the standard and the narrow gauge, and prepared
with special reference to the wants of the young engineer
(1882) - Shunk, William Findlay - 354 pages
- Deformations of railroad tracks and the means for remedying
them (1907) - Cuénot, G; Cushing, William Channing - 170
Here are some interesting illustrations from the volumes:
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index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with
all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to
allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this
CD are searchable and printable.