Friday, March 24, 2006

Mexican Central Railroad

From: "Chris Graves"

I am hoping that someone in the blog may know who engineered the "Mexican Central Railroad," as I have a lengthy handwritten (in English) document entitled Mexican Central Railroad, Instructions for the Guidance of Surveys and Locations, 1882.

Subtitled in this document are:
Distance; Rise and Fall; Curvature; Radius of Curvature; Compensation for Curvature; Gradients; Momentum Grades; Maps; Profiles; Topography; Projecting Location.

The final page is noted: Aff; Palmer, scribe

Should anyone be able to shed some light on this document, it would be appreciated.

—G J Chris Graves, Newcastle, Cal.

Another Mexican Railroad


Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

Was Grandfather Clement involved in this?

—Chris Graves

3/24/2006 10:31 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: Bruce C. Cooper

LMC may well have been as I know he did some work on railroads in Mexico at about this time which would have one year after he left the employ of the CPRR.  Is there anything in the document you have that makes mention of him?


3/24/2006 10:33 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

Who ever wrote this document in 1882 was a surveyor/engineer that had extensive railroad experience.  The handwriting is neat and well formed.  The verbiage is that of a trained (no pun) professional. The writer goes into great detail in every part of the document; the fellow really knows his stuff.

Running 18 pages, the only name is PALMER, who named himself as 'scribe', on the last page.


3/24/2006 10:36 PM  
Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...


My recollection is the Mexican Central RR had Santa Fe affiliations.


3/24/2006 10:41 PM  

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