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"British Railways Points and Crossings".
By W B Worthington.

opwID Worthington_1900
Type IRC paper
Status oldpway has copies of French and English versions
Availability Plates on-line, see Worthington_1900_drawings and Details of drawings.
Part 1 of text on-line; Read. Rest of text is partly scanned but not yet on-line.
Sub-title Report 2 for Section 1, Way and Works, Question III of Sixth session of the International Railway Congress, Paris, September 1900
French title 1re section. Voies et Travaux.
Question III.
Aiguilles, Croisements et Traversees [Points, Crossings and Diamond Crossings]
Conditions de construction des aiguilles, des croisements et des traversees sur les lignes ou ces appareils sont franchis sans ralentissment, notamment par des trains a tres grande vitesses et des moteurs a tres lourdes charges sur les essieux.
Rapporteurs:
Tous les pays, sauf l'Angleterre et les colonies: Mr Cartault.
Angleterre et les colonies: Mr W B Worthington.
Published in In English and French, in IRC bulletins, IRC proceedings and printed separately.
Version sold at auction for 75:
Lot 542 in Sheffield Railwayana Auctions, Postal Auction, 14 June 2008, described as "INTERNATIONAL RAILWAY CONGRESS 1900 bound volume of "Reports on Points & Crossings by Worthington and Cartault English & French Editions". Leather bound hardback covers with title in gold on the front, 143pp plus fold out diagrams and plates. A little rubbed on edges. Many contemporary annotations."
Pages French edition of 1900 IRC proceedings, Compte Rendu General, Premier Volume, p.III/73 to III/193.
Followed by discussion, p.III/193 to III/201.
Description A detailed study of the design of points and crossings by British and Colonial Railways in 1900. Includes 42 plates, as listed in Worthington_1900_drawings.
See also IRC_article
Author notes Chief Engineer, Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Notes All plates scanned and on oldpway. Part 1 of text on oldpway. Rest of text awating finishing scanning and putting on-line.