# The Field Engineer: a Handy Book of Practice in the Survey, Location, and Track-work of Railroads: Containing a Large Collection of Rules and Tables, Original and Selected, Applicable to Both the Standard and the Narrow Gauge, and Prepared with Special Reference to the Wants of the Young Engineer

D. Van Nostrand, 1886 - Railroad engineering - 325 pages

### Contents

 Section 1 49 Section 2 121 Section 3 151 Section 4 157 Section 5 197 Section 6 202 Section 7 210 Section 8 216
 Section 10 230 Section 11 231 Section 12 232 Section 13 246 Section 14 248 Section 15 249 Section 16 267 Section 17 269

 Section 9 224

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