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Interborough Rapid Transit

THE NEW YORK SUBWAY

Its Construction and Equipment

[Illustration: OPERATING ROOM OF POWER HOUSE]

[Illustration: (I.R.T. symbol)]

New York Interborough Rapid Transit Company ANNO. DOMI. MCMIV Copyright, 1904, by Interborough Rapid Transit Co. New York Planned and Executed by The McGraw Publishing Co.

[Illustration: (McGraw Publishing Company New York logo)]

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION, 13

CHAPTER I. THE ROUTE OF THE ROAD PASSENGER STATIONS AND TRACKS, 23

CHAPTER II. TYPES AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION, 37

CHAPTER III. POWER HOUSE BUILDING, 67

CHAPTER IV. POWER PLANT FROM COAL PILE TO SHAFTS OF ENGINES AND TURBINES, 77

CHAPTER V. SYSTEM OF ELECTRICAL SUPPLY, 91

CHAPTER VI. ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT OF CARS, 117

CHAPTER VII. LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR PASSENGER STATIONS AND TUNNEL, 121

CHAPTER VIII. ROLLING STOCK CARS, TRUCKS, ETC., 125

CHAPTER IX. SIGNAL SYSTEM, 135

CHAPTER X. SUBWAY DRAINAGE, 145

CHAPTER XI. REPAIR AND INSPECTION SHED, 147

CHAPTER XII. SUB CONTRACTORS, 151

INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY

Directors

August Belmont E. P. Bryan Andrew Freedman James Jourdan Gardiner M. Lane John B. McDonald Walter G. Oakman John Peirce Morton F. Plant William A. Read Alfred Skitt Cornelius Vanderbilt George W. Young

Executive Committee

August Belmont Andrew Freedman James Jourdan Walter G. Oakman William A. Read Cornelius Vanderbilt

Officers

August Belmont, President E. P. Bryan, Vice president H. M. Fisher, Secretary D. W. McWilliams, Treasurer E. F. J. Gaynor, Auditor Frank Hedley, General Superintendent S. L. F. Deyo, Chief Engineer George W. Wickersham, General Counsel Chas. A. Gardiner, General Attorney DeLancey Nicoll, Associate Counsel Alfred A. Gardner, Associate Counsel

Engineering Staff

S. L. F. Deyo, Chief Engineer.

Electrical Equipment

L. B. Stillwell, Electrical Director. H. N. Latey, Principal Assistant. Frederick R. Slater, Assistant Engineer in charge of Third Rail Construction. Albert F. Parks, Assistant Engineer in charge of Lighting. George G. Raymond, Assistant Engineer in charge of Conduits and Cables. William B. Flynn, Assistant Engineer in charge of Draughting Room.

Mechanical and Architectural

J. Van Vleck, Mechanical and Construction Engineer. William C. Phelps, Assistant Construction Engineer. William N. Stevens, Ass't Mechanical Engineer. Paul C. Hunter, Architectural Assistant. Geo. E. Thomas, Supervising Engineer in Field.

Cars and Signal System

George Gibbs, Consulting Engineer. Watson T. Thompson, Master Mechanic. J. N. Waldron, Signal Engineer.

RAPID TRANSIT SUBWAY CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Directors

August Belmont E. P. Bryan Andrew Freedman James Jourdan Gardiner M. Lane Walther Luttgen John B. McDonald Walter G. Oakman John Peirce Morton F. Plant William A. Read Cornelius Vanderbilt George W. Young

Executive Committee

August Belmont Andrew Freedman James Jourdan Walter G. Oakman William A. Read Cornelius Vanderbilt

Officers

August Belmont, president Walter G. Oakman, vice president John B. McDonald, contractor H. M. Fisher, secretary John F. Buck, treasurer E. F. J. Gaynor, auditor S. L. F. Deyo, chief engineer George W. Wickersham, general counsel Alfred A. Gardner, attorney

Engineering Staff

S. L. F. Deyo, Chief Engineer. H. T. Douglas, Principal Assistant Engineer.

A. Edward Olmsted, Division Engineer, Manhattan Bronx Lines.

Henry B. Reed, Division Engineer, Brooklyn Extension.

Theodore Paschke, Resident Engineer, First Division, City Hall to 33d Street, also Brooklyn Extension, City Hall to Bowling Green; and Robert S... Continue reading book >>




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