Chicago, IL: American Railway Engineering and Maintenance of Way Association, 1945. Metal post bound. Item #28903
Complete to March 14, 1945. Contains a written record of the standards of the day. Chapters on; Definitions of Terms, Designs and Plans, Specifications, Economics of Construction and Maintenance, Priciples and Practices. Topics include roadway, ballasting, ties, rail, buildings, track, wooden bridges and trestles, masonry, signs, fences, crossings and cattle-guards, signaling and interlocking, records, reports and accounts, uniform rules..., water service, yards and terminals, iron and steel structures, and classification of track. Unpaginated pages bulking a thick 3.75 inches. Diagrams and illustrations, many as foldouts. This manual was issued so that out-dated pages could be removed and replaced with up-dated pages. Bound in black pebbled cloth with lettering on the spine in gilt. Lettering dulled. Owner's name plate on the inside cover and stamped on the title page. Light wear to the cover corners. A near fine copy.