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LOCOMOTIVE FIREMEN'S MAGAZINE

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Vol. XXXVI—JANUARY-June, 1904

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Technical
Air Brake.

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Air-Brake Maintenance on the
Air Pump, Westinghouse.

Santa Fe ....

............ 674
Defective Pump? Was the Fault

Air-Brake Men's Convention..... 667

Air

222
Train Pipe Leakage or a.......

Brakes on Steep Grades.
Holding With....

699
What Ailed the Pump?..223, 385, 677

Air Brakes. Results of Tests
Was the Pump Suction Strainer
Frozen Up?............:::::

Made to Determine the Relative

Stopping Power of the........
What Caused the Pump to Stop?. 815

Air-Brake Troubles to Watch Out

for. Some .....:::
Air Pump, New York.

Air. Maginnis Gets Some Practi-

ori.
Educational Charts-

cal Knowledge of.............
Plate 1-Duplex Pump (At

American Brakes in Russia......
Rest) Colored Chart. Opposite

Brake Cylinder Piston Packing
Description of Above........

Leather .....::::::

698
Plate II—Duplex Pump (Up-

Brake Won't Apply............ 207
Stroke of Low-Pressure Pis-

Braking Method Down Steep
ton) Colored Chart.. Opposite 333

Grades ......
Description of Above........ 333

Break-in-Two. Conductor's Valve
Plate II)-Duplex Pump (Up-

and .......
Stroke of High-Pressure Pis-

Compensating Valve for High
ton) Colored Chart.. Opposite 639

Pressure Brakes. The New
Description of Above. ....... 639

York (111.)......200, 201, 202, 203

Compensating Valve – Style B.
Engineer's Brake Valve, Westinghouse.

The New York (Ill.)......678, 679
Brake Valve Cut-out Cock Posi-

Conductor's Valve and Break-in-
tion ........................ 700

Two .....:::
Leaky Rotary Valve. How to

Conger's 19-0-4 Air-Brake Cate-
Brake With a................ 56 chism .....
Reduction for Brake Test........

Driver Brake Leverage Vary With
Running Position. Brakes Apply

Diameter of Wheels. Should
.......................... 222

(Ill.) ........
Service Reduction....

Driver Brakes. When to Apply

...7
Time to Release Fifty Brakes....

Independent ................. 57

Double-Heading Problem ........ 394
Triple Valve, Westinghouse.

Duplex Governor Action.........

55
Educational Charts-

Educational Charts, Locomotive
Plate XIII-Plain Triple Valve

Firemen's Magazine
(Emergency Position) Col-

· Opposite 1, 167, 333, 485, 639, 791
ored Chart..........Opposite 167 Description of above
Description of Above........ 167

1, 167, 333, 485, 639, 791
Plate XIV—Quick Action Tri-

E. P. & N. E. About the........ 665
ple Valve (Charging and Re-

Four-Point Lever (111.)......46, 47
lease Position) Colored Chart

Hand Brake Working Against Air
Brake ....

699
Description of Above......... 485 High-Speed Brake. The....... 208
Plate XV-Quick-Action Triple

Knowledge is Power, But a Lit-
Valve (Service Application

tle Knowledge is a Dangerous
Position) .........Opposite 791 Thing ................... : 38

Description of Above........ 791 New York Air Brake Series. Col-
Triple Valve Without a Graduat-

ored Charts-
ing Valve....

Plate 1-Duplex Pump (At

Rest) .............Opposite
Miscellaneous Air Brake Articles.

Description of Above........
Air-Brake Instructions for Freight

Plate II-Duplex Pump (Up-
Service Trainmen. Routine.... 684

Stroke of Low Pressure Pis-
Air-Brake Instructions for Freight

ton )..............Opposite 333
Train Enginemen. Routine.... 524 Description of above. ....... 333

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Plate III—Duplex Pump (Up Draft. Locomotive.......... 641, 793

Stroke of High-Pressure Pis Driving Boxes. Fitting..... 544

ton) ..............Opposite

Eccentric. Broken..........

849

Description of Above........ 639 Eccentric Strap. Broken.......... 697

Piston Travel Adjusted by Hand Echoes from the Firing Line

Brake ....................... 699

365, 507, 665, 815

Questions and Answers

El Paso-Northeastern Railroad. The

54, 219, 391, 544, 698, (Ill.) ......................

507

Recharging on Steep Grades..... Friction ....

219

Retaining Valve Affecting Braking Heat Used. Per Cent. of..

221

Power ...................... High-Pressure Cylinder Head. Brok-

Reversing Affecting Stopping Dis-

en ............................ 696

tance ........................

Horse Power of Engine........193, 219

Routine Air Brake Instructions Hot Pin. Using Water on a.......

for Freight Service Train men.. How Did It Happen (11.)......

Routine Air Brake Instructions Injector. Loss of Heat in Working. 849

for Freight Train Enginemen.. 524 Injector. The (Ill.)....

Slide-Valve Feed-Valve. The (111.) Injector Worked by Air Pressure...

827, 828, 829, 830, 831, 850 It is Practical.....

665

Some New Technical Books.......

803 Keying Brasses........

54

Storage Air Brake System. The. 641 Large Locomotives on the Santa Fe.

Straight-Air Application. How to

Efficiency of......

Quicken ..................... 699

699 Lap and Lead..... ........54, 513

Talks With an Air Brake Instruc Leaky Mud Rings in Winter and

tor .........49, 212, 386, 538, 689 Summer ...................... 393

Train Handling......49, 212, 386, 538 Leaky Steam Pipe. Testing for.... 5+

Train-Pipe Leakage or a Defective Locomotive Bearings. Grease as a

_ Pump? Was the Fault?........ 22

Lubricant for.......

Train-Pipe Pressure Problem...... Locomotive Draft..... .......641, 793
Truck Brake Piston Travel.......

el...... 57 Locomotives. Classification of...... 850

Westinghouse Air Brake Series. Locomotives. Cost of............. 698

Colored Charts Plate XIII-

Lubricant for Locomotive Bearings.

Plain Triple Valve (Emergency

Grease as a.....
Position) ............Opposite Lubrication of Locomotive Valves
Description of Above........

and Cylinders. The...,

Plate XIV-Quick Action Tri Moonlight Hostler on the Santa Fe.

ple Valve (Charging and Re-

A ..

509

lease Position)......Opposite

Oil and Frictional Surfaces..... 219

Description of Above........ Oil Fuel and Transportation Serv-

Plate XV-Quick-Action Triple ice. (Ill.).................683, 684

Valve (Service Application Oregon Fireman. More Troubles of

Position) ..........Opposite 791 the ..............

508

Description of Above........ 791 Petticoat Pipe Down......

393

Wheel Sliding .......

....537, 678 Piston. Finding Stroke of......... 8-19

Why Release Before Uncoupling?. 57 Piston Valve, Broken......

Piston Valve Chamber..

391

Piston-Valve Engine. Dimensions of

Locomotive Running and Repairs. Ports in (111.)..............:::

Piston Valves. Types of (111.).696, 697

Abuse of Engines ........

es..................

219 Precautions Necessary When Valves

An Invitation...

365 Are Faced, etc.................. 697
Area of Safety Valve to Grate Area. Questions and Answers
Proportionate .....

849

54, 219, 391, 543, 695, 849
Blocking Cross-Head......... 696 Radius Bar.....
Blocking Links.....::...........

Relief Valve as a Detriment to the

Boiler Checks. Troublesome....:::

220 Successful Operation of a Locomo-

Boiler, Sling-Stayed. (111.).....392, 393 tive. The......................

703

SO:

Boilers and Cold Water. Red-Hot.. 493 Renewed Invitation. A............ 507

Boilers. What Are We Doing to Roundhouse Talks

Improve Our?.......

343

41, 203, 333, 534, 681, 832

yrass Valve.. ................54, 514 Running in the “Pool"...

816

By-Pass Valves for High and Low Safety Valve Spring. Broken...... 55

Pressure Cylinders. The........ Santa Fe Special. A..........:::

508

Centers of Cylinders and Centers of Staybolts ....

819

Driving Axles .........:

696 Steam Heat Equipment. Automatic

Coil Spring. Deflection of a (111.).. 513 Drips for.......

516

Compound Locomotives. Disconnect Steaming Capacity of Locomotives.. 796

543

Stuck Wedge.......... tatani

Cross-Head Gibbs. Wear of....... 391 Surfaces. Pressure on Flat and

Dead Engines. Filling Boiler of

Cone-Shaped (111.).............. 392

366, 665 Tandem Compound' Locomotive of

Direct vs. Indirect Valve Motion the American Locomotive Com-

(III.)

220 p any (Ill.)...........35, 36, 37, 38

.................. 796 Temperature ..................... 221

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Throttle and Cut-Off...... .... 393 Train Order Holder in the Cab.

Train Handling......

Wanted a...

Train Loads on the Pennsylvania. Train Rules for the Lake Shore.

Maximum .....

........

New ...

Trials of a Fireman in Oregon..... 365 Working Limits. Extending....... 516

Valve Blows in a Vauclain Four Work Trains. Protect............ 58

Cylinder Compound. Testing for. Yellow Semaphore Blades on the

(II.) ........................ 695 Pennsylvania .................. 823

Valve Motion. Director Indirect

(I11.) ........................ 220
Valves. Squaring.....

544 Miscellaneous Technical Articles.

Variable Exhaust Device, C. G. W.

Ry. (111.)....

...662, 663 A Very High Grade Town (Ill.)

Vauclain Compound or Tandem, Dis-

43, 44, 45
connecting a.....

696 Adhesive Weight of a Locomotive... 640

What Fast Train Operation Means.. 513 Air Resistance on Trains. Effect of 25

Air Signals for the Bengal-Nagpur

Railway .......

......... 370

Train Rules.

All-Canadian Line to the Klondike.

514

Annulling a Section............... 516 American Models for Prussian Cars. 514

Arriving Time. The.......

American Railways, Foreign View of 801

Blocking on the Norfolk and West American vs. British Railroads..... 520
ern. (11.)..

541 Automatic Control of Trains. An-

Block Signal Practice. Refinements other Device for. .....:::::....

in

Automatic Frog. The Kimball-Con-

Block Signal. The

ners (111.)....................9, 10

Block Signals on Electric Railroads. Automobile Railway Cars.......... 675

Automatic ...

Baldwin Locomotive Works. Im-

Danger Signal. No Signal a....... 277 provements at the....

807
Dead Train. Reviving a..........

52 Banquet in the Chicago Subway.... 817
Disc Signals for Snowsheds. (Ill.) Battleships Not a Success.........

216, 217 Berlin-Zossen Record Run. A
Double Track Work....

389 Graphic Account of the (111.)..31, 33
Extra With “Right” Order...... 395 Boiler Scale Affected by Location of
Flagman. Protection by.....

Check Valve....................
Form F. Regarding........

515 Boiler Washer and Filler, and Flex-
Good English...............

ible Flue Cleaner. Rossell's (111.)
Grammatical Question. A..

396

318, 349, 350

Headlight. The......

224 Brown System of Discipline. The.. 508

Home and Distant Signals........ 217 Caisson Disease : ................ 807
Identity. A Change of.....

52 Canal Schemes. Large............ 816

Inspector of Train Service Southern Canals. Canadian Railways and... 359

Pacific .......

809 Car and Engine Raiser. A (III.)

Interlocking (111.).......
.....843, 814

502, 503

815, 816, 817 Car Heating by Steam Mixed with

Irregular Order. An........

Air ; Eastern Railway of France. 656

Line Failure. ........

: ......... 701 Car Hentina

701 Car Heating in France............

372

“Meet” and “Run Late" Orders.... 701 Cars and Locomotives....

817

"Meet" Order. A Peculiar......... 366 Carnegie Institution for Locomotive
Movement of Trains

Research. Grant of............. 510
52, 216, 389, 541, 691, 843 Carrying Freight the Most Important

New Rules to Secure Efficient Oper-

Duty of American Railways...... 838

ation ...

374 Catch Siding on the N. C. & St. L.

Night Indication of Signals. Colors

Ry. ......

for ........

Centenary of the Locomotive. The.

Not Standard............

(Ill.) ......

........810,

Questions and Answers

Check Valve. Boiler Scale Affected

57, 219, 391, 545, 701, 850

by Location of..................

Regular Train. Taking an Engine Coal vs. Oil as Fuel....

26

From a........................

546 Collisions and Wrecks. Cause of... 513

“Right” Orders.....

224 Combustion Chamber or Long Tubes 26

“Run Ahead" Orders...

57 Comfort of Passengers............. 192

Safeguards for Down-Grade Sidings. 824 Company is Rich. The............ 404

Signal Engineer. Status of the.... 362 Composite Telegraph and Telephone

Signal Lamps..

.... 355 System on the Canadian Pacific

Signals. Colors for Night Indication

Railroad ...................... 492

of ....................

650 Compound Atlantic Type of Locomo-

Single-Track Working With Few

tive, Southern Pacific Railroad

Train Orders................... 369 11.) .....................498, 499

Speed. Rules for................. 396 Compressed Acetylene Gas for Light-

Superior Train Take Siding........ 850 ing Railway Cars, etc. (111.)..548, 550

Train Order Holder. A Durable and Compressed Air Cleaning.......... 813

Efficient ... ............. 665 Compressed Air in Naval Warfare.. 802

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Convenient Cabs........

... 30 International Engineering Congress

Construction, Equipment, Mainte-

at St. Louis....

497

nance and Management of a Rail Japan. Standard Gauge Railroad for 669

856 Japanese Armored Cruisers, "Kasa-

Conversion of Locomotives ..... 495 ga” and “Niasin.” New (111.).

Crookedest Railroad in the World.

360, 361, 363

.......................... 206 Lackawanna Bridge. Moving of the 357
Derailing of Trucks. German Device Lake Submarine Torpedo Boat “Pro-

to Prevent ...... ......... ... 819 tector.” The (111)
Derating Seniority as Punishment of

180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186
Railroad Employes..........232, 397 Leaky Flue Hoodoo....
Deserved Promotion. A........... 190 Locomotive Design................ 501
Development of the Automobile. The 517 Locomotive Engineers. Uniforms for 517
District Offices of the Nernst Lamp Locomotive Firemen's Educational
Company. New.....

... 674 Club (Ill.).................652, 653

Division Superintendent's Work. Locomotive Front Ends....

The .....

653 Locomotive Testing Plant. A...... 3

Double-Deck Car for Rapid Transit. Locomotive With the Footplate in

A. (III.)..

111.).: ................658, 659

Front. A (Ill.)....

812

...::

Dummy Engineman for Baltimore Locomotives. "American Compound. 367

and Ohio Ř. R.'s St. Louis Exhibit 198 Locomotives. Conversion of....... 495

Early Railroading....
671 Locomotives for Japan............

520
Easy Way of Calculating Engine Locomotives Need a Rest...

664

Horse Power.......

Locomotives. Types of (111.)..504, 505

Educational Charts, Locomotive Locomotives to Race....

820

Firemen's Magazine

Look for Blue Lights.....

192

Opposite 1, 167, 333, 485, 639, 791 Makes Them Owl-Eyed.....

521
Description of Above

Making of a Railway Man. The.... 851
1, 167, 333, 485, 639, 791 Maximum Economical Load for a
Eighty-Ton Engine' for Suburban Locomotive? What Should Be the
Traffic, Liverpool, England (111.). 29

399, 402
Electric Equipment for New York Mexico. Railroad Improvements in. 367

Central Railroad........ ... 192 Model Locomotive. A (I]1.)....808, 809

Electric Railway Building in Cuba.. 816 Modern Wiring Diagrams and De-

Electric Railway Engine in Germany 377 scriptions for Electrical Workers. 510

Electrical Devices to Prevent Wrecks 804 Mono-Rail System. A............ 370

Electrical Equipment......... ... 668 Motor Service on Austrian Railways 676

Electricity on the D. & H.......... 514

... 514 Natural Gas. The Uses of......... 661

Natural Gas. The

Electricity on the Miami and Erie New Atlantic Type of Locomotive

Canal (111.).......488, 489, 491, 492 for the Chicago and Alton Rail-
Electrifying a Steam Locomotive... 657 road (111.).......:

195
Engine With a Good Digestion. An. 822 New East River Bridge. The (III.)
Engineering Feat. An Interesting.. 806

170, 171, 172
Examination of Engineers and Fire New York Central's World's Fair

men. Standard Form of....... 502 Exhibit ........
Eye and Ear Tests of Railway Em Niagara as a Source of Power...... 662
ployes ........

512 Nickel Deposits of Ontario......... 376

Fast Railroading.......

191 Official Changes......... .....367, 516

Fast Time in the Air....

376 "Ogden-Lucin Cut-Off." The Famous

Feeder System for Steam Roads. A. 673 (111.) ........529, 530, 531, 532, 533

Fires from Engine Sparks. Preven Oil as Fuel. The Successful Use of

tion of ..

819 (111.) .....................522, 523

Flying Machine that Flies. A...... 821 Oil-Burning Locomotives, A., T. &
Foreign View of American Railways 801 S. F. Ry...

674
Galveston. Raising the Grade of Old-Time Railroad. An........... 818

(III.) ........643, 644, 645, 646, 647 One Hundred Miles an Hour .......

Grabirons on Locomotives......... Overhead Construction vs. the Third

Great China Basin Fill. The (Ill.)

Rail .......................... 647

837, 839, 841 Palace of Transportation, World's

Great Rockville Bridge. The (111.). 207 Fair, St. Louis, Mo. (III.)....... 515

Handling Mails by Tunnel in Chi Paper Wheels......::

cago ...................

669 Passenger Cars. A Call for Stronger 368

High-Speed Locomotive for the Prus Pennsylvania Tunnel at New York

sian State Railways (Ill.)....... 805 City. The (Ill.).......334, 335, 337
Horse Power. Easy Way of Calcu Peruvian Railway................. 199
lating Engine.........

Petrol-Driven Motor Train. A..... 516

Hudson River Tunn

“Pioneer" at the World's Fair. The 821

796, 797, 198, 799, 801 Portable Telegraph Plant...

Imperial vs. United States Standard Power-Signaling on British Railways 371

Gallon ........................ 194 President's Special on the Michigan

Improved Quick-Acting Brake Shoe

Central ....................... 815

........167, 168 Principal Electric Units...... .. 191
Injured. First Aid to...

... 372 Pullman Cars. Ventilation of...... 520

Inspection Engine on the B. & M. R. Questions and Answers

Ry. (III.)......................

54, 219, 391, 543, 695, 849

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Radiant Heat as a Steam Maker.... Steel Rails for Turkish Railroads.

Radium and Its Mysteries.......... 188 American ...................... Do

Radium Finds. New.....

676 Strictly Business...

Radium Is Obtained. How......

St. L., I. M. & S. Ry. Washout on

Railroad Employes. Derating Sen-

the ........................... 666

iority as Punishment of......232, 397 Student Machinists on Russian

Railroad Lamp. New......

520 Road. No More................ 376

Railroad Nicknames...............

518 Submarine Signaling Apparatus.

Railroad Service. The....

808 Elisha Gray's.................... 198

Railway and the Russia-Japan War. Superheated Steam Locomotives.... 673

822 Telephoning Over Tracks to a Mov-
Railway Accounting. Efficiency in..

ing Train. The Possibilities of...

Railway Building in Canada....... 521 Testing Plant. A Locomotive......

Railway Club Proceedings

Third Rail. Overhead Construction

60, 225, 397, 548, 703, 851 vs. the.........................

Railway Electrification in England Trackless Trains in Paris..........

(I11.) ..

.....345, 347 Train Dispatcher's Position. Best

Railway Technology (111.)......172, 173 Way to Handle Freights from.... 405

174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180 Train Lighting on the C., M. & St. P.

Rapid Transit. A Double-Deck Car

for (111.)..........

Training Railway Shop Apprentices

823 Transportation in Manitoba. Early
Renard Motor Train. Test of ...... 374 (Ill.) ...

649

Rest House for Engineers and Fire Traveling Engineers' Association

men. A.........

823 _ The .............::::::::..... 3

367

Rival for Panama Road....

821 Tunneling. Compressed Air for.... 358

Schenectady Cross-Compound En Tunnel-Lowering Project for Chicago 675

gines. Locating Defects in...... 498 Wabash World's Fair Terminal..... 820

Schools. Training Railway Men in. 649 Water Purification ...... ......

Scotch Engines for South Africa... 668 Water Treatment in Railroad Opera-

Screwdriver a Wonder............. 375 tion ...........................

Simplon Tunnel. Track Troubles in Weights and Measures, How Stand-

the .....

663 ards of Are Fixed and Protected

Sleeping Cars. Conditions in...... in England.......

651
Smallest Railroad. The....

520 Weights. New British Standard of. 354

Snow Sheds on the Central Pacific What “Chauffeur" Means. .....cinë

Railroad ......

504 Wireless Telegraphy............196, 655

Some New Books ......

World's Fair Train on the Cotton

Speed of 125 Miles an Hour. A.... 377 Belt Railroad (111.)..........814, 815

Speed of Railroad Trains.......... 667 Youngest Man. “Bumping” the.... 666

Steam Roads. A Feeder System for 673

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