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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN
Appointment of Committees and Outline of Work..
Preparation of Committee Reports..
Publication of Committee Reports..
Consideration of Committee Reports..
Publication of Abstracts by Technical Journals.
Introductory Remarks by the President..
Reports of Secretary and Treasurer
Condensed Report of Convention..
Report of Tellers
John Findley Wallace.
George Herbert Webb..
REPORT ON YARDS AND TERMINALS..
Warehouses in Connection with L.C.L. Freight Houses....
Classification Yards, Including Methods of Switching from Clas-
sification Yards to Departure Yards....
REPORT ON ELECTRICITY.
Co-operation with the U. S. Bureau of Standards.
Overhead Transmission Line Construction...
Clearances—Third Rail and Overhead...
Railroad Specifications for Commercial Adhesive Tape for Elec-
trical Purposes ...
Railroad Specifications for Rubber Insulating Tape...
REPORT ON BALLAST.
Revision of Manual..
Application of Ballast.
REPORT ON IRON AND STEEL STRUCTURES.
General Specifications for the Erection of Steel Railway Bridges 162
Specifications for Movable Railway Bridges.
REPORT ON STANDARDIZATION.
Progress in Standardization.....
REPORT ON SIGNALS AND INTERLOCKING...
Effect of Electric Locomotive Headlights on Signals..
REPORT ON TIES.
Economics of the Use of Various Classes of Cross-Ties and
Various Kinds of Preservative Treatment.
Effect of Design of Tie Plates and Track Spikes on the Dur-
ability of Cross-Ties, and Results of Improperly Protecting
Ties from Mechanical Wear.
REPORT ON SHOPS AND LOCOMOTIVE TERMINALS...... 263
Cost of Cleaning Fires and Loading Ashes Into Cars.
Engine House and Power Plants and Shop Extension-
Engine Terminal Layouts....
Design of Car Shops..
REPORT ON ROADWAY...
Shrinkage and Swell of Grading Material.
Methods Employed and Results Secured in the Treatment of
Sliding Cuts and Fills and Soft Spots in Excavations and
Effect of Heavier Power and Increased Tonnage Upon Roadbed
Previously Considered Stabilized..
Filling of Bridge Openings.
Chemical Killing of Weeds on and Removal of Killed Weeds
from the Roadbed........
Design and Use of Reinforced Concrete Culvert Pipe......
Excessive Cost of Maintenance During the Early Period of
REPORT ON ECONOMICS OF RAILWAY LOCATION...
REPORT ON STRESSES IN RAILROAD TRACK.
REPORT ON RECORDS AND ACCOUNTS...
Revision of Manual......
Cost-Keeping Methods and Statistical Records...
Forms for Recording Data for Keeping Up to Date Property
Changes and Valuation of Property of Railroads..
Conventional Signs for Architectural Details.....
REPORT ON SIGNS, FENCES AND CROSSINGS..
Location of Signs....
Substitutes for Wood Crossing Planks.....
Plans and Specifications for Concrete Fence Posts..