Clipped From The Record-Argus
i Dill WAY AGF MAN INTERESTED INSPECT STEEL TIES. i with' W~V C'imY," •••-., Party of Chicago Railroad Men Make Trip Over the Bessemer Inspecting Tie in Use on That Railroad. A party of Chicago railroad onlciats litor in chief of Hue Railway Age of Chicago, wore over tho Bessemer road the past week on a tour of inspection of the steel ties now in use on that road with great success. This is Mr. Camp's second trip over tho Bessemer road inspecting the steel ties, ho having macro a trt ( , a year ago, when he saw the steel tics in use for the first time, since his initial trip he hag. been greatly interested In the wearing qualities of the coming tie. In the party were in addition to j Mr. ramp. C. H. Mchty, purchasing agent of the Chicago and Northwestern railway; iind h. A. Downs, chief engineer of maintenance of way of the same road. The party was In charge of F. R. Laynng, acting chief engineer of the Bessemer 'road, the trip being made on the "Merry'wid- ow" inspection engine, with one of the official's private car attached, though the party did not use. the car which was at their service, making the entire trip sitting in the inspec- tiori cab of the engine. The inspection trio started with a look at the big yards at Conneaut, Ohio, where there arc hundreds of the steel ties in use, and from that Point to North Bessemer the party inspected the ties at various places along the road. The visiting railroad officials were greatly pleased with their triy over the road, as well as with the practical illustration of the use of the steel ties, which is new to the Western railroad officials, who have not as. yet taken up the use of the steel tie. It is probable, however, that from what the visiting officials learned of the practical use of the steel tie. it is more than probable that they will ocommend its use to the higher officials on their line. Mr. Camj) was more than pleased with his second trip over the Bessemer, as it gave him a goon opportunity to study the ties which he ha;, seen a year ago on his first trip over the road, and at places where the lies had been in use since his first trip, he made a very close inspection, ts - peclally at places where the curves made the strain on the ties greatest —Butler Times.