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If students and young engineers--who learned from this guide--are encouraged to take a broader view, our efforts will have been worthwhile.
Robert Louis Stevenson was a great novelist known and read around the world. He was brought up in a family of engineers, where the great discoveries and engineering achievements of the eighteenth century were well understood and appreciated.
R L Stevenson wrote.. .'the duty of an engineer is twofold - to design the work and to see that the work is done'. Well over a hundred years later, these words still apply. Railroad engineers occupied in all areas of engineering activity and in management must look to their design to see that it is 'fit for purpose'. Perhaps even more important, they need to ensure that their designs are translated into reality and that others following will be able to maintain what they have built to keep trains running and passengers happy.