Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1

Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1

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Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman Hard Cover 1
 
The Science of Railways Organization and Forces By Marshall Kirkman
Hard Cover 1894, 1897
423 Pages
Indexed
CONTENTS.
CHAPTERPAGE
I. Evolution of property and attendant condition of man,  19
II. The railway army-Characteristics that distinguish its members-Principles that prevail in governing it-Relation of officers to subordinates-Qualifications required of officers and employes-Wages-Economy of labor in the United States as compared with other countries -Methods for heightening the interest and increasing the efficiency of railway operatives, .63
III. Evolution of labor-Employer and employe-The interest of the employer in the employe-The necessity that the latter s loyalty to the man he works for should be thorough and sincere-The separation of the maintenance of a railroad from the business of handling its traffic, . . .bi
IV. Relation of railway employes to railways-The bases of the real prosperity of those who work for others,  111
V. General outline of method of organization of the managing and working forces of a corporation, 125
VI. Mutual relations of employer and employe-Value of uninterrupted service, interest and experience-Principles of organization, . . . 147
VII. Principles that govern the forces of railroads and the fixing of wages,  153
IX. Good government dependent upon efficient organization,
X. Details of organization-Principles of government,
XI. Definition of titles of railway officers and employes-Key to their significance,
XII. The chief executive and his duties-The organization and civil service of railroads,
XIII. The chief or general manager and his duties-The organization and civil service of railroads, . .
XIV. The secretary and his duties, 215 237 .
XV. The treasurer and his duties,   247
XVI. The division superintendent and his duties-The organization and civil service of railroads, . . 261
XVII. The chief engineer and his duties,273
XVIII. The legal department-The counsel, claim agent and surgeon,  2
XIX. The traffic manager and his staff-Their duties,  303
XX. The purchasing and sales agent and his duties,  331
XXI. The accounting officer and his duties, 345

Railway administration, organization principles and methods, characteristics of the service, responisbilities of employer and employee, the general staff and its functions with illustrations of the inception growth and evolution of primitive transportation.
Polybius, in describing the Roman constitution, says that if the reader finds the matter to be trustworthy, he must assume the omissions to be intentional and unimportant. I can not say this of the accompanying volumes. To treat exhaustively the science of railroads would fill a library. I do not attempt anything so elaborate, but seek rather to point out its essential, principles and practices. Few railroad men have the opportunity to become acquainted with the minutiae of railway administration in all its phases. This renders books of reference both necessary and valuable. The employer, the employe, and the community are alike benefited by them. It was this thought that suggested the accompanying volumes, begun when I was a young man. They treat of specific things, but do not reflect the methods of any particular property or organization.
On almost every railroad we find manuals in a more or less advanced state, but nowhere an attempt to explain the Principles that govern as well as the rules and regulations that are to be observed. The reason is that the former do not properly find a place in such publications; they can not be given the force of specific orders. In a work such as this I am able not only to give the rule but the reason therefor; the philosophy of the subject, in fact.
The question of corporations in our age is second to no other in the economy of life. Their methods and problems will be more and more studied with the lapse of time. They are matters that concern everyone, capitalist, manufacturer, merchant, banker, farmer, employe, officer and owner. Only by understanding them can proper government be secured. Railroad companies are the greatest of all corporations save those of a public character.
Railways are so great and complex that I do not feel able to do the subject justice, although many years of business relations and study have familiarized me with their working. The subject is a part of myself, so that my writings are not altogether selfish or with personal reference. I feel in regard to the matter very much as a father might feel towards his children-an inclination to do acts of kindness without expecting or desiring return.

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