This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 Excerpt: ...of ways and communications. Reporter at the St. Petersburg (1892, Lnudou;1895', nud Paris (1001)) sessions of the International Railway Congress. Mr. Vladimir Herzenstein, who died on the 9"' of March, 1905, at the age of-18, was one of the most devoted and active members of the International Railway Congress. His labours for the Congress began at the fourth session (St. Petersburg 1892) with a report on Question VUI-C: "Wooden sleepers." This paper, which was only a preliminary report, was subsequently rewritten and completed by means of data collected from the different railways. It was submitted under the title of " The life of wooden sleepers " to the fifth session in 1893, in London, to which Mr. V. Her/enstein was sent to represent the Ministry of Ways and Communications. Lastly, at the sixth session of 1900 at Paris, he was appointed as reporler upon Question VIII: "Preservation of timber, " by the International Commission (he likew ise represented the MoscowVindau-Ribinsk Railway Company); he then submitted a very full report upon this interesting subject, which in some respects was similar to his previous papers, but covered far more ground. In the same year, he had also submitted to the International Congress on testing building materials a report entitled: " Need for and advantages of testing laboratories, connected with the construction and working of railways.' Mr. Herzenstein expended a great deal of time in investigating the causes of wood becoming rotten and the methods of preserving timber. He possessed a profound knowledge of his subject and bis loss to the speciality is a very serious one. As member of the Imperial Technical Society of Russia, he was vice-president of the committee appointed from am...
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