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American engineer and railroad journal (1893) (14780917873)

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American engineer and railroad journal (1893) (14780917873)

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Identifier: americanengineer82newy (find matches)
Title: American engineer and railroad journal
Year: 1893 (1890s)
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Subjects: Railroad engineering Engineering Railroads Railroad cars
Publisher: New York : M.N. Forney
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation



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test travel / Outside lap ; ! Inside clearance -^ ■ Lead, constant • WHEELS. Driving, diameter over tires • ^ ,n- Driving, thickness ol tires 3H ,n- Driving journal., diameter and length I11 X 12 in. Engine truck wheels, diameter .36 in. Engine truck journals i;1 - * « ■ Trailing truck w heels, diameter i m. Trailing truck journals » x u >• BOILER. Style Conical Working pressure 200 lbs. Outside diameter of first ring 72 in. Firebox, length and width 108JS x 7554 in. Firebox plates, thickness H & Vi in. Firebox, water space 1/4 m- Tubes, number and outside diameter 382—2 in. Tubes, length 20 ft. Heating surface, tubes 3981.6 sq. ft. Heating surface, firebox 228.3 sq. ft. Heating surface, total 1209.9 sq. ft. Grate area 56.5 sq. ft. Smokestack, diameter f2z -n* Smokestack, height above tail 1* ft. 7H in. TINDER. Tank Water Bottom Frame 13 in. channels Wheels, diameter 36 in. journals, diameter and length oA x 10 in. Water capacity 8,000 gals. Coai capacity .14 tons
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PRODUCERS IN COURSE OF ERECTION—I.INIERS POWER HOUSE, BUENOS AYRES WESTERN RY. PRODUCER GAS POWER FOR RAILWAY SHOPS. Owing to the extremely high cost of coal in the Argentine Re-public it is necessary, in considering the design of power housesof any size, to give the feature of fuel economy a most carefulstudy. About two years ago two of the largest railway systemsin that country found it desirable to build new power plants, onein connection with a complete and modern repair plant and theother for lighting and power on docks and yards as well as forthe shops. Both of these companies decided to drive their gener-ators by gas engines, working on producer gas obtained frombituminous slack, which could be purchased at a cost of $5-50gold a ton. A thorough canvass of the subject indicated that alower cost per k.w. hour could be obtained in this way than inany other, outside of water power, which was not available.Two years operation of these plants have shown the soundnessof the decision

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