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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Permanent Railroad Track
Author(s): Frank N. Alfred
Publication: Journal Proceedings
Appears on pages(s): 45-53
Abstract:Civil engineering was, in the nineteenth century, largely confined to the location and building of railroads. The actual maintenance of the property, when once constructed, likewise the equipment purchased, was entrusted to non-technical men. That era in this country is rapidly coming to an end. We are entering into an era of refinement-it may be called the age of highly developed usefulness, in which the phenomena of nature will be solved and understood, and developed by persevering minds that will not be content to waste away while the great crowd drifts wherever the current carries.
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