JOURNAL OF THE ASSOCIATION OF ENGINEERING SOCIETIES.
The Journal of the Association of Engineering Societies for August contains three papers on the“ Abolition of the grade crossings on the main line of the Boston and Albany Railroad in Newton, Mass.,” by Messrs. Irving T”. Farnham, William Parker, and W. G. S. Chamberlain, of the Boston Society of Civil Engineers; and one on “Power Consumption on Electric Railroads,” by S. T Dodd, of the Civil Engineers’ Club of Cleveland. Ohio. In the first series of papers Mf. Farnham deals with the history of the improvement and with the street and drainage work connected with it; Mr. Parker with the depression of the railroad tracks; and Mr. Chamberlain with the bridges over the tracks. All the papers are freely illustrated. Mr. Dodd, in his paper, gives a scholary analysis of the several items of work performed by the electric current on railroads, and illustrates his paper by diagrams giving speed, torque, and acceleration curves.