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Railway, Railways

Tank locomotive, Metropolitan Railway, London, 1885 (image)

Tank locomotive, Metropolitan Railway, London, 1885
(See: Locomotive Power: Other Locomotives; Rates of Speed.)


"Railway, Railways" Article - Table of Contents

A. RAILWAYS - HISTORY

Part 1. Early Wooden Tramways. Iron Rails on Tram Roads.
Part 2. Stockton and Darlington Railway. Earliest Lines.
Part 3. Kinds of Rail.
Part 4. Early Locomotives.

B. STATISTICS

Part 5. Length of Railways in United Kingdom. Cost Per Mile. Cost of Working Stock.
Part 6. Working or Rolling Stock.
Part 7. Train Miles Run, 1883.
Part 8. Traffic. (a) Passenger Traffic. (b) Goods Traffic.
Part 9. Receipts. Working Expenses.
Part 10. Growth and Distribution of Traffic. Employés.

C. RAILWAY CONSTRUCTION

Part 11. Railway Construction - Introduction.
Part 12. Cuttings and Embankments.
Part 13. Tunnels.
Part 14. Bridges and Viaducts. Forth Bridge.
Part 15. Railway Stations. Arrangement of Termini.
Part 16. Platforms. Roofs.
Part 17. Cannon Street Station.
Part 18. St Pancras Passenger Station.
Part 19. King's Cross Goods Station.
Part 20. Intermediate Stations. Junction Stations.
Part 21. Midland Building Works. Engine Sheds.
Part 22. Station Fittings: Switches; Facing Points; Turntables; Traversers; Water Cranes.
Part 23. Railway Signals: Signals; Block System; Interlocking System.

D. METROPOLITAN RAILWAYS
Part 24. Metropolitan Railways: London Inner Circle; Covered Ways, Tunnels, etc.; Inner Circle; Glasgow City and District Railway.
Part 25. New York Elevated Railroad.

E. PERMANENT WAY

Part 26. Permanent Way. Gauge.
Part 27. Rails; Kinds of Rails; Chairs; Keys; Fish Plates; Sleepers; Double-Headed Rails; Bull-Headed Rails; Flange Rails.
Part 28. Metallic Permanent Way.

F. LOCOMOTIVE POWER

Part 29. Locomotive Power. Types of Engine.
Part 30. Speed and Engine Power.
Part 31. Express Passenger Locomotives.

Part 32. Other Locomotives. Rates of Speed.
Part 33. Coal Trains

G. CARRIAGES AND WAGGONS

Part 34. Varieties of Railway Vehicle.
Part 35. Passenger Carriages.
Part 36. United States Cars.
Part 37. Goods Trucks.
Part 38. Recent Carriage Stock.
Part 39. Lighting of Carriages. Intercommunication Signals.
Part 40. Continuous Brakes.

H. ELECTRICITY

Part 41. Electricity: Signalling; Propulsion; Lighting.

I. ACCIDENTS
Part 42. Accidents.

J. RAILWAY LAW

Part 43. Railway Law and Legislative Measures.

K. FOREIGN AND CONTINENTAL RAILWAYS
Part 44. Railway - Europe.
Part 45. Railways - North and South America (except for United States).
Part 46. Railways - Africa. Asia. Australia. New Zealand.
Part 47. Railways - United States - Construction.
Part 48. Railways - United States - Development. Cost.
Part 49. Railways - United States - Traffic.
Part 50. Railways - United States - Rates.
Part 51. Railways - United States - Corporation Management.
Part 52. Railways - United States - Speed.
Part 53. Railways - United States - Working.



The above article was written by: the following writers:

-- [Parts 1-43] Daniel Kinnear Clarke, M.Inst.C.E.; author of Railway Machinery, An Elementary Treatise on Steam and the Steam Engine, Tramways: their Construction and Working, and other works on engineering.
-- [Parts 44-46] Arthur Twining Hadley, LL.D.; President of Yale University; joint editor of the New Volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (i.e. 10th Edition); author of Railroad Transport, Economics, etc.
-- [Parts 47-53] (1) Arthur Mellen Wellington; author of The Computation of Earthwork from Diagrams, Location of Railways, Car-building Dictionary; chief engineer of the Toledo, Canada, Southern and Detroit Railway;
and (2) S. Wright Dunning, New York.




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