Sunday, May 8, 2016

Technology

Articles on  Railway Technology & Systems 
and the Human Experience of Railroading



CPR, The Big Hill (Kicking Horse Grade) c1885 to c1909

CPR 1909 Brakes on the Big Hill, Part 1 - Passenger Trains

CPR 1909 Brakes on the Big Hill, Part 2 - Freight Trains

Air Brake Retainer Valve c1900

Water Brake - Used on the Big Hill

CPR 1909 Mallets for the Big Hill


Diesels, The First Generation

Diesel Locomotives - electrical equipment, 1943-1949

Alco, 3 Locomotives, 1949 (and Hostler Controls)

Alco/MLW 1956 Operating Manual S-3 S-4 RS-13

Alco/MLW 1951 FA-2 Operating Manual, Part 1

Alco/MLW 1951 FA-2 Operating Manual, Part 2

At Schenectady

Baldwin 660, 1000, 1500 HP Switcher/Road Switcher Operator's Manual 1948

Diesel Locomotive Air Horns (Whistles), 1950

Budd Rail Diesel Car - Part 1

Budd Rail Diesel Car - Part 2

Budd Rail Diesel Car - Part 3

Removing a Motor from a Rail Diesel Car & RDC Report from 1950 by DPM


Diesels, The Second Generation

GM EMD's 6-axle Locomotive Specifications - from the late 1960s

GM EMD's GPs and SWs Locomotive Specifications - from the late 1960s

GM EMD Locomotive Components & David P Morgan's Views from July 1965


Maintenance of Way and Railway Lines

CPR - Railway Line Clearances in 1963


Steam Locomotives

The Samson - When Something Wears Like Iron

From 'The Spanner' 1948: Locomotives of the Canadian Pacific Railway


Railway Cars

Pintsch Gas and Passenger Cars

What is a Manifest Freight Train? The CNR in 1923.


Railways

Across Canada, Canadian National Railways, 1925


Telegraph

The Telegraph - Part 1

The Telegraph - Part 2

The Telegraph - Part 3

The Telegraph - Part 4

The Telegraph - Part 5

The Telegraph - Part 6

CPR Rules and Wages: Telegraphers, Agents and Dispatchers, 1920 - Part 1

CPR Rules and Wages: Telegraphers, Agents and Dispatchers, 1920 - Part 2


Workers - Social Studies & Professions

Officials, Running Trades, Operators and Dispatchers

Other Categories of Railway Workers

CPR 1947 - An Introduction to the Accounting Department

1899 Engineers and Their Duties - Angus Sinclair (1841-1919)