Image from page 556 of "Operation of trains and station work and telegraphy" (1916)
Publisher: Chicago, F. J. Drake & co
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ind and weight of material had been applied. Grayiron, M. C. B. standards, may be substituted in place ofmalleable, M. C. B. standards, but in such cases thedebits and credits must be for what is actually appliedand removed. Repair cards and stubs must state kind ofmaterial applied and removed. RAILWAY YARDS HANDLING CARS 5oo Rule 59. In repairing damaged cars M. C. B. stand-ards may be used when of dimensions that do not impairthe strength of the cars, in lieu of the parts forming itsoriginal construction. When using materials for repairsto foreign cars for which the Master Car Builders Asso-ciation has adopted specifications as a standard, the ma-terials must comply with the requirements of these speci-fications. Rule 60. In making repairs for which owners areresponsible, wheels other than 33-inch may be replacedwith 33-inch wheels, if practicable. If changes are neces-sary in order to bring the car to the proper height, thecost of so doing shall also be chargeable to the car owner.
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Fig. 7. Rule 61. Couplers of the vertical plane type otherthan M. C. B. replaced with M. C. B. standard, the ex-pense of alteration thus necessitated shall be chargeable tocar owners. Couplers that exceed the distance of 5^inches between point of knuckle and guard arm measured 534 STATION WORK AND TELEGRAPHY perpendicularly to guard arm must be repaired. (Seedrawing.) Rule 62. When M. C. B. couplers of another makeare placed upon a car, the uncoupling arrangements shallbe made operative at the expense of the company makingthe repairs. Rule 63. When M. C. B. couplers, knuckles, metalbrake beams, wheels or axles are replaced under condi-tions which make them chargeable to the owner, it mustbe plainly stated on the repair card and stub whether thematerial is new or second-hand. Rule 64. Any company finding cars not within thelimits of standard height for couplers may make repairsand charge to owners. Cars should be adjusted in heightwhen empty, as far as possible, and in order to justify
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