Railroad Structures and Estimates

Available through Amazon.com and Google Books
The purple cover to the left [paperback] is available from Amazon.com for $32.99. Under book description it says – “Originally published in 1918. This volume from the Cornell University Library’s print collections was scanned on an APT BookScan and converted to JPG 2000 format by Kirtas Technologies. All titles scanned cover to cover and pages may include marks notations and other marginalia present in the original volume. The white cover to the left [digital] is available for free from Google Books. 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.


  • Part One
    • Track and Track Structures
      • Chapter I – Track Material and Estimates
      • Chapter II – Structural Material and Estimates
      • Chapter III – Cost of Railroads
      • Chapter IV – Grade and Separation
      • Chapter V – Tunnels and Subways
      • Chapter VI – Bridges, Trestles, and Culverts
      • Chapter VII – Elevated Structures
      • Chapter VIII – Ties
      • Chapter IX – Rail
      • Chapter X – Other Track Material
      • Chapter XI – Ballast
      • Chapter XII – Track Laying and Surfacing
      • Chapter XIII – Right of Way Fences
      • Chapter XIV – Snow and Sand Fences and Snow Sheds
      • Chapter XV – Crossings and Signs
  • Part Two
    • Roadway Buildings
      • Chapter XVI – Station and Other Buildigns
      • Chapter XVII – Roadway Buildings
      • Chapter XVIII – Water Stations
      • Chapter XIX – Fuel Stations
      • Chapter XX – Shops and Engine Houses

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