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THE LOCOMOTIVE
Transcript of Locomotive Engineers And Firemen: 
by Charles A Hoxie, 1876
 
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POCKET COMPANION
FOR
ENGINEERS AND FIREMEN
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THE LOCOMOTIVE

 A locomotive engine may be defined as simply two engines connected together by working from       one driving shaft, operation also in conjunction by being situated at right angles with each, other in order that one many assist the other in passing the center points of the crank. The fact that its office is the furnishing motive power for the transportation of freight and passengers from one part of the country to another, indicates that the greatest care is demanded in its operation. The principles of its construction and the relation of the parts one to another should be fully understood by those who would essay its management. In proceeding to ox-

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plain those principles and relations, we find that there must be a starting point in entering upon the work of progression from the apprentice to the Engineer. This starting point will be the Fireman´┐Żs post on the foot-board, as no person can be a competent Engineer until he has learned in that capacity, to properly take care of an engine. Consequently it is with the duties of the Fireman that we have first to do, and it is in their faithful and intelligent performance that those habits of neatness and system are learned, which are essential to the efficiency of the Engineer.

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Chapter 1 - Introduction 
Chapter 2 - Locomotive 
Chapter 3 - The Fireman
Chapter 4 - Advice to Young Engineers
Chapter 5 - Tramming and Center Marking
Chapter 6 - Adjusting Side and Main Rods
Chapter 7 - Pumps and Pump Valves
Chapter 8 - Cylinder and Cylinder Packing.

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