Image from page 681 of “The street railway review” (1891)
Title: The street railway review
Year: 1891 (1890s)
Authors: American Street Railway Association Street Railway Accountants’ Association of America American Railway, Mechanical, and Electrical Association
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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– companies. It is also empowered toremove the street railway tracks from the street, therebyvirtually forcing the street railway to use the subway.All this work is done by the sale of bonds by the city,and it is intended to make the rentals cover the intereston bonds and other incidental expenses. There is to beabout 5,600 feet of double track subway and 3,500 feetof four track. The top of the rail is ordinarly to be17 feet below the surface of the street. From this itwill be seen that the subway is immediately under thesurface of the street as the height of the subway is 14
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TREES RAISED TO ACCOMMODATE BOSTON SUBWAY UNDER BOSTONCOMMON. feet. The roof and side construction is that of brickarches between I beams. For a distance it passes underBoston Common parallel with Tremont street. Alonghere trees had to be raised or removed and part of theold grave yard had to be cleared. Stations are to befrom two to three blocks apart. While the rent will, ofcourse, be high, the West End Street Railway will beable to handle its immense crowds with much moredispatch than formerly when it gets moved into its newterminal. Our engravings of the work in progress arereproduced from the Scientific American and show howfar along the first section of the work is. Construction work on the Milwaukee, Racine &Kenosha Electric Railway is progressing nicely andalready eight miles of track have been laid and thecompany is pushing the construction with the expecta-tion of opening the road about the middle of November.The rail laid is a 72-pound T, standard gage, ties on rockball
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