Maintenance of Way and Structures

Available through and Google Books
The purple cover to the left [paperback] is available from for $32.99. Under book description it says –

This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR’d book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The cover to the left shows the book which is available for free from Google Books [digital]. You can either read it online or download as a pdf.
This book contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in railroads. In particular, for the model railroader it is invaluable and needs to be in your library.

Contents: Includes an Introduction to Maintenance of Way Structures (Chapter I); Organization and Rules (Chapter II); Roadway (Chapter III); Ballast (Chapter IV); Wooden Ties (Chapter V) and Substitute Ties (Chapter VI); The Preservation of Timber (Chapter VII); Rails (Chapter VIII); Track Fastenings (Chapters IX and X); Stresses in the Track (Chapter XI); Designs of Railway-Track (Chapter XII); Signs, Fences, and Highway Crossings (Chapter XIII); Accessories to Track (Chapter XIV); Bridges, Trestles, and Culverts (Chapter XV); Switches, Frogs, and Turnouts (Chapter XVI); Work of the Maintenance-of-way Department (Chapter XVII); Roadway Machines, Small Tools and Supplies (Chapter XVIII); Records (Chapter XIX); Accounts (Chapter XX) and Annual Program for Maintenance of Way and Structures (Chapter XXI)

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