Roadway and Track

by. W. F. Rench

Formerly supervisor on the Pennsylvania Railroad

A comprehensive study of the practices that have proved effective on a typical road will supply the knowledge essential to intelligent handling of the detailed problems of roadway and track everywhere. While these are mainly problems of engineers and economics, the conclusions obtained are within the province of all who direct labor.

Prior to the advent of the present century roadway maintenance consisted almost entirely in ditching the cuts, repairing the slips, removing the slides, and mowing the grass and weeds. The legal protection of the property, the promoting of vegetation, the installation of under drainage, a comprehensive system of policing, were given scant consideration because their value was little understood.

The organization of the working forces for the repair either of the roadway or track is an important element for progress along economic lines and deserves careful attention.

Published by Simmons-Boardman Publising Company

Woolworth Building, New York, New York
Copyright Simmons-Boardman Publishing Company 1921

works published before 1923 in the United States are now in the public domain.

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