Books found! Part 2

jtomstarr Feb 19, 2019

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    I am not sure if this is the correct forum for this. In a clean out of my Grandparents house in JAMESTOWN ,NY after my grandmothers passing during 1977-1980, i came across this book RAILROAD ENGINEERING …. THIRD EDITION 1917 !

    Tom



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  2. Hardcoaler

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    Oooo -- 1917, the golden age of railroad engineering around the decades of the DL&W's and B&O's massive cutoff projects, the WM's Connelsville Extension, MILW's Pacific Coast Extension, AT&SF's Belen Cutoff, the Virginian, IC's Edgewood Cutoff, PRR's start of electrification, FEC to Key West, modern signaling and onward. Cheap steel, compressed air drills, nitroglycerine, better safety and modern engineering produced some grand achievements. I'll bet there're some cool illustrations and project outlines in that volume.
     
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  3. BoxcabE50

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    1917. Before the WWI/USRA era pretty much ended serious RR expansion in the USA. :(
     

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