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)

CPR E8 Locomotives

GM EMD E7 Operating Manual, Part 1

GM EMD E7 Operating Manual, Part 2

GM EMD E7 Operating Manual, Part 3

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

1955 RDC Article: Prices & Optional Equipment Supplied with non-US Sales

CPR 1962 Haulage Capacity, Atlantic & Eastern Regions


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


LRC Locomotive Operating Manual, Part 1

LRC Locomotive Operating Manual, Part 2

LRC Locomotive Operating Manual, Part 3

LRC Locomotive Operating Manual, Part 4


CNR 1978 Gimli Transportation Training Centre


Maintenance of Way and Railway Lines

1937 CPR Maintenance of Way - A Company Description

CPR - Railway Line Clearances in 1963

1972 CPR Battles Winter in British Columbia

Engineering Streetcar Tracks in 1914


Steam Locomotives

The Samson - When Something Wears Like Iron

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

1950 Steam Locomotives: Mechanical Stokers, Firebox Grates, Ashpans


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

1960 Intermodal Ads and a 1960 Rail Map of Winnipeg


Railway Equipment Suppliers


1960 Hiram L Piper Company Catalogue No. 37 (Part 1 of 2)

1960 Hiram L Piper Company Catalogue No. 37 (Part 2 of 2)


Railways

Across Canada, Canadian National Railways, 1925


Royal Tour of 1939

The 1939 Royal Tour - Part 1

The 1939 Royal Tour - Part 2 - Quebec City to Cornwall

The 1939 Royal Tour - Part 3 - Ottawa to Chapleau

The 1939 Royal Tour - Part 4 - Chapleau to White River and Winnipeg

The 1939 Royal Tour - Part 5 - Winnipeg to Victoria


Stations

1911, 1913 Winnipeg Union Station - Lighting and Decorative Metalwork


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


Track

Railway Track Gauge - a few historical curiosities


Trains - Policies and Procedures

CNR Train 201 Operating Procedures (1980)


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

US 1949 Diesel Emergency Board Report (Firemen), Diesel Ads and an RDC-1 Control Stand

"A Strange World" - The 1965 Freedman Report on CNR 'Run-Throughs'


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

Colour-blindness, Visual Acuity, Hearing Tests - 1897




Canadian Pacific Railway news, September 1971

Canadian Pacific Railway news, September to November 1971

Canadian Pacific Railway news, January to February 1972

Canadian Pacific Railway news, June to August 1972

CPR 1915 Annual Report + a Shareholders' Meeting with COVID-19

Canadian Pacific Annual Reports 1997-1999 - A few historically interesting bits.