Sunday, May 8, 2016

Technology

Articles on  Railway Technology & Systems 
and the Human Experience of Railroading (Index 04)


Air Brakes

1978 CPR Train Air Brake Qualification


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

Engineering Streetcar Tracks in 1914


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

Steam Generators - CNR 1966

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

1946 Postwar Problems - Locomotives and Cars - Karl Fritjof Nystrom


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

GTR 1905 Train Crew Contract

CPR 1920 - Looking After a Big Family of Freight Cars

CPR 1947 - An Introduction to the Accounting Department

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

Colour-blindness, Visual Acuity, Hearing Tests - 1897