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RE053: Textbook of Railway Appliances, 1881.

NEW MARCH 2021. In the nineteenth century Longmans, Green & Co. published a series of Textbooks of Science. This one is entitled 'Railway Appliances', written by John Wolfe Barry. It was first produced in 1875; this is the third edition, dated 1881. It served as a textbook for serious students of railways.

He gave the book the sub-title 'A description of details of railway construction subsequent to the completion of the earthworks and structures, including a short notice of railway rolling stock'.

The main chapter headings are: acts of parliament and other regulations affecting railways; permanent way; points and crossings; signals; the block system; stations; and rolling stock (which excludes locomotives). You can read a fuller contents list HERE.

The book has 316 pages in total, with 200 line drawings. Please note that the first chapter has long been available separately as File RH033.

The file is word-searchable and has bookmarks. It will be available to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.

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