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  • United States Congress
  • Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on the Bills Relating to Safety Appliances and Accide 

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    Genre:  Lexika / Nachschlagewerke 
    ISBN:  9780331741087 
    Verlag:  Forgotten Books 
    Einband:  Kartoniert  
    Sprache:  English  
    Dimensionen:  H 229 mm / B 152 mm / D 3 mm 
    Gewicht:  79 gr 
    Seiten:  48 
    Zus. Info:  23:B&W 6 x 9 in or 229 x 152 mm Perfect Bound on White w/Gloss Lam 
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    Excerpt from Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives on the Bills Relating to Safety Appliances and Accidents: March 19, 1908

    Those ladders and grab' irons were lagged on cars with lag screws. This method was adopted by all railroads of the country, and was kept up until a Short time (five or six years) back. The loss of life and limb, on account of these defective ladders and grab irons, the defections in same being due to the manner in which they_ were applied (lagged on with lag screws, as has been stated), was so great that the railway companies began to try to improve the ladders and grab irons.

    In making the improvement they decided to do away with the lag screw, and bolt all ladders and grab irons to cars, instead of lagging them. This improvement seemed, for a short time, to give satisfaction: but time has proved that the bolt is no better than the lag screw. Now, the question is asked, why? Because most wooden cars are hull of green timper, and the shrinkage in the timber causes the grab irons or hand holds to get loose. When once loose, the continual movement of the car causes the grab irons or hand holds to work the nuts off the bolts, or its continual working up and down on the bolt causes the bolt to become crystallized. When the bolts are in this condition, if a trainman attempts to use the hand holds, they give way and let him fall to the ground. Nine times out of ten, he is either killed or injured for life by the fall. So, it can be plainly seen that the ladder and grab iron proposition is no better to-day than it was when the first car was built.

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