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Railway Engineering -- History

The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the history of railway engineering.


Six Superlative Sources

· J. Elfreth Watkins. The Development of the American Rail and Track, as Illustrated by the Collection in the U.S. National Museum. Washington: Government Printing Office, 1891.

· Jeff Oaks. Date Nails and Railroad Tie Preservation. University of Indianapolis Archeology and Forensics Laboratory, 1999.

· Walter Mason Camp. Notes on Track: Construction and Maintenance. Chicago: The author, 1903.

· Edward Ernest Russell Tratman. Railway Track and Track Work. The Engineering News Publishing Co., 1897. (Editions exist for 1901 and 1909 as well.)

· E. T. Howson, E. R. Lewis, and K. E. Kellenberger, eds. Maintenance of Way Cyclopedia. Simmons-Boardman Publishing Co., 1921. (Newer editions also exist.)

· American Railway Engineering Association. Manual of the American Railway Engineering Association. American Railway Engineering Association, (various years). This manual was first issued in 1905, and editions are still being prepared today. Other title: Manual for Railway Engineering (Fixed Properties).

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