oldpway.info 1890s Guide page

This page provides a guide to sources of information about old permanent way published in 1890s. The guide includes books, papers, articles, reports and webpages. It provides brief details, description of contents and links to further details and on-line reading.

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Guide to 1890s Published Sources

The published sources are arranged in order of publication year, then alphabetically by author. Each source is given a unique identifier (called an opwID) and has the following links if available.

 "Author"  Link to author biography.
 "Details"  Link to further details of the source.
 "Read"  Link to read source on-line on oldpway.info.
 "Read on another website"  Link to read source on-line on another website.
 "Nth ed. opwID"  Link to entry for another edition.
 "Also opwID"  Link to entry for another work by same author.

Link to end of 1880s Guide page.

Crutch_1890a, PWI paper, Details, Also Crutch_1890b,
"Outside and Inside Keying of Chaired Rails", by C. Crutch.

Crutch_1890b, PWI paper, Details, Also Crutch_1890a,
"The Comparative Advantages of Suspended and Supported Jointing of Rails", by C. Crutch.

Hunt_1895, IRC paper, Details, Details of drawings, Read report (1MB), Read appendix A (9MB), Read appendix B (8MB), Read appendix C (8MB), Read appendix D (7MB), Read appendix E (7MB), Read appendix A1 (5MB), Read appendix B1 (6MB), Read appendix C1 (6MB), Read appendix D1 (5MB), Read appendix E1 (5MB), Read addenda (5MB). See also IRC_article
"Strengthening of Permanent Way in View of Increased Speed of Trains (English speaking countries)", by William Hunt.

A detailed study of the design of plain line permanent way by British, Colonial and USA Railways in 1895. The report is concerned with rails, joints, sleepers and ballast, which are summarised in appendices. Includes 35 plates, as listed in Hunt_1895_drawings, which mostly show rail joint, fishplate, rail section, chair, fixings, sleeper spacing and formation.

Railway_Engineer_NER_1895, Railway Engineer article, Details, Read,
"Modern Permanent Way - X".

Description and drawings of permanent way of NER.

Mills_1898, Book, Details, Read (12.8MB), Read on archive.org, Read on openlibrary.org,
"Railway Construction", by William Hemingway Mills.

This book covers all aspects of railway construction including permanent way, rails, sleepers, fasteners and permanent way laying. Much on history, current practice and various designs, including drawings.

Link to start of 1900s Guide page.