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Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910

The New York Tunnel Extension of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The Cross-Town Tunnels. Paper No. 1158

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Author: James H. Brace
Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 11,654 / 43 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 82.9
LoC Categories: T, AP
Downloads: 181
Added to site: 2006.08.14
mnybks.net#: 14573
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction
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nded from the roof of the tunnel. The collector was a small four-wheeled buggy riding on the wires and connected to the locomotive by several hundred feet of cable wound on a reel for use beyond the end of the trolley wire. Two 8-1/2-ton, Davenport, steam locomotives were also used in 32d Street, toward the end of the work, after the headings had been holed through and the tunnels would quickly clear themselves of gas and smoke. The steam shovels were supplemented by two Browning, 15-ton, locomotive cranes, which handled the spoil in places where timbering interfered with the operation of the shovels. All tracks were of 3-ft. gauge throughout and laid with 40-lb. rails.

Practically all the heavy drilling was done with Ingersoll drills (Model E 52), the trimming being largely done with jap and baby drills. A large number of pumps were used at various points on the work, and practically all were of Cameron make, the largest ones at the shaft being 10 by 5 by 13-in. The grout machines were of the vertical

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