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Research on Best Practices for Winter Weather Operations

Description: "This report's objective is to develop a winter weather operations manual for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) districts that are vulnerable to weather-related emergencies" (p. 1).
Date: October 2012
Creator: Perkins, Judy A.; Mwakalonge, Judith; Jasek, Debbie; Carson, Jodi & Obeng-Boampong, Kwaku
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Automatic Car-Dump

Description: Patent for automatic dumpers that can be readily and inexpensively fitted and adapted to most forms of dump car.
Date: April 22, 1913
Creator: Putnam, John J.
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Car-Coupling

Description: Patent for an improvement to automatic car couplings with detail description and illustrations.
Date: February 21, 1888
Creator: King, Charles R.; Aten, Aaron P. & Floyd, William B.
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Index for Books.

Description: Patent for "... improvements in indexes for books which receive the freight tariffs or schedules of railroads and the agreements between one road and others a to division of freight charges where the traffic is handled by more than one" (lines 11-16 ) including instructions and illustrations.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Kerr, Warren Dunlop
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Apparatus for Cleaning Bottoms of Ships.

Description: Patent for apparatus for cleaning the bottom of ships "to provide a simple and practical apparatus for removing barnacles, seaweed, mud, and other adhesions from the sides and bottom of a ship" (line 10).
Date: February 11, 1902
Creator: Culpepper, Robert Smith
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Chain Jack.

Description: Patent for new and useful improvements in chain-jacks. "This invention aims to provide a chain-jack for lifting the boxes of axles, so that the bearings or brasses therefor can be readily replaced, and is designed especially for use in cases of hot boxes on railway-cars" (line 11-15).
Date: February 18, 1902
Creator: Phillips, Henry S.
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Prototype design for a predictive model to improve evacuation operations : technical report

Description: "This project focused primarily on the specific issue of developing a new technical tool to help TxDOT and other key operating agencies/stakeholders better predict when major elements of evacuation operations should be implemented."
Date: March 2011
Creator: Henk, Russell H.; Songchitruksa, Praprut; Venglar, Steven & Lim, Gino
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Best Management Practices for Quarry Operations

Description: This manual provides information on quarry operation under the Edwards Aquifer rules, covers general guidelines that apply to all quarries, recommends measures for implementation in portions of quarries that discharge to surface waters, and addresses the management of process water on-site.
Date: January 2012
Creator: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
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Assessment of Need and Feasibility of Truck-Mounted Changeable Message Signs (CMS) for Scheduled and Unscheduled Operations: Technical Report

Description: Report that identifies the types of messages and information that could be displayed on Truck-Mounted Changeable Message Signs (TMCMS) for different situations, and also developed specific guidance for Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on the use of TMCMS during scheduled and unscheduled operations."
Date: March 2011
Creator: Sun, Dahzi; Ravoola, Pranay; Ullman, Brooke R. & Trout, Nada D.
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