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  1. Rick A

    Safety Valve Data 1909 article

    An interesting article, Safety Valve Data, from the July 1909 edition of STEAM magazine.
  2. Rick A

    The 20th century guide for Diesel operators 1922

    The 20th century guide for Diesel operators; a practical book for operators, schools, libraries and those interested in Diesel operation 1922 by Rosbloom, Julius, 1877-1950; Sawley, Orville R https://archive.org/details/20thcenturyguide00rosbrich/page/n7/mode/2up?q=ashton+caisson+pressure+gauge
  3. Rick A

    The Safety Valve Journal and F.E. Saward

    The Safety Valve Journal and F.E. Saward The Safety Valve Journal was one of the best steam age journals around at the turn of the century (according to the publisher!). I'm not sure when it was started and the oldest copy I found on Google books is from 1890. The journal was taken over by a...
  4. Rick A

    Morden Frog and Crossing works

    I never knew what a "frog" was in Railroad language until I started becoming interested in Railroads. Here's a file about a company that made them, Morden Frog and Crossing Works.
  5. Rick A

    Hinkley Locomotive Works, Boston, Ma

    Hinkley Locomotive Works was a Boston based locomotive manufacturing enterprise that goes back to 1831. Here's an interesting file about the company. Henry Ashton, the founder of Ashton Valve, found his first job there in 1869.
  6. Rick A

    Simmons Machine Tool Corporation

    Simmons Machine Tool Corporation Simmons manufactures reliable and innovative machine tools, measuring machines, and automation systems for railway wheel set maintenance and production. Founded in 1910 and based in Albany, New York, USA, Simmons is part of the NSH Group...
  7. Rick A

    Steel rails; their history, properties, strength 1913

    Steel rails; their history, properties, strength and manufacture, with notes on the principles of rolling stock and track design 913 by Sellew, William Hamilton, 1875- https://archive.org/details/steelrailstheirh00sell/page/n3/mode/2up/search/modern+locomotives+1901?q=modern+locomotives+1901
  8. Rick A

    Maintenance of way Cyclopedia 1921

    Maintenance of way Cyclopedia 1921 https://books.google.com/books/about/Maintenance_of_Way_Cyclopedia.html?id=lLApAAAAYAAJ
  9. Rick A

    The Road-master's Assistant and Section-master's Guide: A Manual of ...1877

    The Road-master's Assistant and Section-master's Guide: A Manual of ...1877 by William S. Huntington , Charles Latimer https://archive.org/details/roadmastersassi01latigoog/page/n8/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs
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    The trackman's helper. A pocket companion for track foreman generally ..1891

    The trackman's helper. A pocket companion for track foreman generally ..1891 by Kindelan, Joseph https://archive.org/details/trackmanshelper04kindgoog/page/n2/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs
  11. Rick A

    Practical track work 1915

    Practical track work 1915 by Van Auken, Kenneth L 1885- https://archive.org/details/practicaltrackwo00vanarich/page/n3/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs
  12. Rick A

    Track standards 1910

    Track standards 1910 by Rehm, Norman F., ed https://archive.org/details/trackstandards00rehmgoog/page/n4/mode/2up/search/railroad+frogs?q=railroad+frogs
  13. Rick A

    Stephenson's Rocket 1829

    https://collection.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/objects/co8084947/stephensons-rocket-steam-locomotive 1829
  14. Rick A

    Maine Narrow gauge railroad museum

    Here are a few recent pics taken in Portland Maine at the Narrow gauge railroad museum. https://mainenarrowgauge.org/
  15. Rick A

    RIP Sleepy LaBeef

    Anyone out there ever head of Sleepy LaBeef? He was one of the great unknown rockabilly artists, a contemporary of Elvis Presley, and he toured right up until recently. I first heard him back in the early 70's when he would occasionally play a residence at the Hillbilly Ranch on Kneeland Street...
  16. Rick A

    Elements of railroad track and construction 1908

    Elements of railroad track and construction 1908 https://archive.org/details/elementsofrailro01wils/page/n5?q=alexander%27s+ready+reference+for+all+railroad+men
  17. Rick A

    Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen

    The Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen (B of LF&E) was a North American railroad fraternal benefit society and trade union in the 19th and 20th centuries. The organization began in 1873 as the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen (B of LF), a mutual benefit society for workers employed...
  18. Rick A

    The Westinghouse automatic and straight air-brake combined E. T. equipment and machinery. 1920

    https://archive.org/details/westinghouseauto00deal/page/n3?q=history+of+pessure+gauges
  19. Rick A

    Need help identifying steam whistle

    I picked up this item and I'm trying to figure out the whistle mfg. It's about 5 1/4" top to bottom and there are no markings. Any ideas? Thank you in advance.




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