Errata for the third printing

Current as of September 13, 2000.


Volume I, page 120.

Central California Traction.  Eliminate this nail.  It does not exist.  Also, cross out its reference in the reverse listing, Vol III, p. 160.

2 1/2 x 3/16  rnd R              stl (06) 56


Volume I, page 152.

Cotton Belt.  Change the rnd R (06) 51 to 51:b.  The thirteenth line in the list of nails becomes

2 1/2 x 1/4  rnd R               stl (06) 31,32,34,35,37,39-42,51:b,52,57

Also, make the corresponding change to the reverse listing, page 159.  Cotton Belt is denoted "CB".


Volume I, page 162.

Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range.  Add the rnd R (47) 45.  The type (47) line should now read

2 1/2 x 1/4  rnd R              stl (47) 41,44,44:b,45,45:b


Volume II, page 176.

Great Northern.  The "1" on the 01 used by the GN has a flag and a foot.  The nail pictured in Volume III, page 20 is not GN.  For a photo of the GN 01, see Nail Notes February 2000.  Also, eliminate the reference on page 161 of Volume III to the Great Northern 01.
 


Volume II, page 177.

Eliminate the paragraph which begins "In 1945 the Somers plant..."  I was misled by an error in the AWPA lists of treating plants.  The Somers plant continued to treat ties under pressure until very recently.


Volume II, page 215.

Under McCloud River, add the nail

2 1/2 x 1/4  rnd R                  stl (12) 60

This 60 has the shank markings of the 58 and 59 (see page 41 of Volume III for illustrations).  The 60 used by Pacific Gas & Electric has the shank style of 1960.

In the McCloud River section I wrote that in a 1977 letter, the chief engineer stated that nails were only used in 1959 and 1960.  Now the President of the line says they were used also in 1960, and Don Piercy has found some.  Thanks to Rolland Meyers and Don Piercy for this correction.

Make the appropriate change also in the Reverse Listing, page 181 of Volume III.


Volume II, page 216.

Under Maryland & Pennsylvania, add

1 1/4 x 3/16  rnd I          gm   cop (60) 32

to the first line.  The line now reads

1 1/4 x 3/16  rnd I          gm   cop (60) 26,27:b,28,29,32,34,41


Volume II, page 232.

Missouri Pacific.  Add

2 1/2 x 1/4  rnd R                  stl (17) 36:b

This nail, not shown on page 43 of Volume III, has numbers identical to the 2" 36 on page 44.  It is rare.


Volume II, page 287

Santa Fe.  Eliminate the nail

2 1/2 x 1/4  rnd R                  stl (18C) 56

The Santa Fe used the 56:b, not both 56 and 56:b.  Also, eliminate the refernce to Santa Fe for the 56 in the reverse listing, Volume III, page 187.


Volume II, pages 288 and 294.

Santa Fe.  I wrote in two places that the Santa Fe's first treating plant was at Las
Vegas, NV.  That should be Las Vegas, NM.  Somehow I continued to type "NV" instead of "NM".
The changes should be made at:

     page 288, third line above the histogram.
     page 294, under "Treating plants".


Volume II, page 312.

Southern Pacific, Texas & Louisiana Lines.  Add the nail

2 1/2 x 1/5  rnd R              stl (04) 33

to the fifth line.  The line should now read

2 1/2 x 1/5  rnd R              stl (04) 31-33

The SP used (04) 33's both with and without gm.  Also, make the appropriate addition to the reverse listing, page 152 of Volume III.


Volume II, page 313.

Southern Pacific, Western Lines.  Eliminate the nail

2 1/2 x 3/16  rnd R      gm   stl (18C) 40

from the fifth line.  The line should now read

2 1/2 x 3/16  rnd R      gm   stl (18C) 39,41,42,42:b

The 40 is a Colorado Highway Dept. nail which some people have put in their SP sets.  Also, eliminate the reference to SP-W for this nail in the reverse listing, page 187 of Volume III.


Volume III, pages 64 and 206.

Type (60) nails were made by the C. G. Hussey & Co. of Pittsburgh, PA.

Furthermore, the Maryland & Pennsylvania aluminum 47 and 48, and their copper 49, were made by Clendenin Bros. of Baltimore.  These nails should have a different WESIS type.  Currently they are

1 1/4 x 3/20  rnd I               alm (60) 47,48
1 1/4 x 3/20  rnd I               cop (60) 49

and are shown in Volume III on pages 67 and 66 respectively.  In the future these may be designated as type (65) (but not until my next edition comes out!).


Volume III, page 109.

All steel LTT nails on this page are type (07).  The two LT over T nails have a thick shank:  .283".  This is No.1 gauge wire, or a little over 9/32".
 

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