- 一般社団法人 日本機械学会
- 日本機械学会論文集 C編 (ISSN:03875024)
- vol.74, no.746, pp.2387-2395, 2008-10-25 (Released:2011-03-04)
Wooden carriage manufacture of Japanese Imperial Government Railway (J. I. G. R.) Works and Japanese young railway engineer cultivation in the Meiji period are described. In the start of J. I. G. R.'s transport business, 143 rolling stocks were imported from the U. K., and English railway engineers were employed. They cultivated Japanese young trainees through the construction of wooden carriages by themselves on the job training. A drawing of Adams bogie track with Munsell wheels, brief personal record of four English railway engineers and three Japanese young engineers were explained. Mechanical Engineering Heritage of four wooden carriages preserved in Japan are introduced, too.