Automatic Couplers and Power Brakes: Hearing Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce of the House of Representatives, in Relation To...

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Page 25 - Two tellers shall be previously appointed on the part of the Senate and two on the part of the House of Representatives, to whom shall be handed, as they are opened by the President of the Senate...
Page 1 - to promote the safety of employees and travelers upon railroads by compelling common carriers engaged in interstate commerce to equip their cars with automatic couplers and continuous brakes and their locomotives with driving-wheel brakes, and for other purposes...
Page 52 - That within ninety days from the passage of this act the American Railway Association is authorized...
Page 52 - States, and shall fix a maximum variation from such standard height to be allowed between the drawbars of empty and loaded cars. Upon their determination being certified to the Interstate Commerce Commission, said Commission shall at once give notice of the standard fixed upon to all common carriers, owners, or lessees engaged in interstate commerce in the United States by such means as the Commission may deem proper.
Page 52 - July first, eighteen hundred and ninetyfive, no cars, either loaded or unloaded, shall be used in interstate traffic which do not comply with the standard above provided for.
Page 40 - Congress as soon as possible after the opening of the next regular session the imperative need for action by that body calculated to hasten and insure the equipment of freight cars throughout the country with uniform automatic couplers and with train brakes and the equipment of locomotives with driving-wheel brakes and to present and urge the passage of a bill therefor.
Page 40 - Ъу it, and upon every freight car owned by it, the coupler or drawbar of which Is repaired by it, an automatic coupler of the Master Car Builders
Page 42 - The vertical plane drawbars had broken badl yon his road, and now they had none. William McWood, of the Grand Trunk, said that personally he was opposed to the vertical plane type. The switchmen's views coincided with his. He did not think the MCB type gave good satisfaction. The pin still remained, and if it became bent the knuckle would not work. Neither were the knuckles interchangeable, which was a serious objection. More satisfaction and better results could be had from a good automatic link...
Page 25 - ... accidents happening to train men, and a large proportion of these accidents would be avoided by the adoption of the train brake on freight trains, and Whereas, The regulation of couplers and of train brakes upon freight cars is of pressing importance and is within the proper scope of the powers of the Congress of the United States, while action by the individual States on these subjects has produced and must continue to produce conflicting and unsatisfactory results, and Whereas, At the convention...
Page 25 - Five hundred and fifty-eight employees were killed and two thousand three hundred and seven injured by overhead obstructions or by falling from trains and engines, being 'twenty-three per cent, of all the accidents happening to train men, and a large proportion of these accidents would be avoided by the adoption of the train brake on freight trains, and Whereas, The regulation of couplers and of train brakes upon freight cars is of pressing importance and is within the proper scope of the powers...

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