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Railroad Shop Practice Methods & Tools by Frank A. Stanley 1921

From 1917 through 1919 Frank Stanley, contributing editor of American Machinist Magazine, toured railroad repair facilities throughout North America including those run by Southern Pacific, New York Central, Pennsylvania, Santa Fe, Northern Pacific, Chicago & Northwestern, Canadian Pacific and others.

In 1921 the collected articles along with additional material from Stanley and a number of authors was collected into this incredible book. You get details into the dismantling, repair and reassembling of engines. You get scores of unusual photographs and a large number of dimensioned drawings for the homemade tools developed by various shops to keep the railroad running.

"Everyone" knows that old steam locomotives used tires that wore out and had to be replaced. Imagine it's your job to replace the tires on 77" drivers. What size should they be so they will shrink fit properly? Then what should you know about turning them in a wheel lathe? And what does a tread forming tool look like? You will even find dimensioned drawings for a gage that will measure wear of the flange and tread. How do you get the old tire off? And on, and on.


Code No. 014496, 331 pages, $34.00

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