Image from page 699 of “Electric railway journal” (1908) – Chicago Picture

Identifier: electricrailway331909newy
Title: Electric railway journal
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Subjects: Electric railroads
Publisher: [New York] McGraw Hill Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries

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cessary tools for carrepairs, including a 400-ton wheel press and a wheel-turning lathe. The tools are driven by 30-hp Westing-house induction motors. Fire protection is provided by a25,000-gal. tank erected on a 60-ft. tower and a centrifugalpump of 500 gal. per minute capacity, operated by an in-duction motor installed in a fireproof building 50 ft. dis-tant from the main building. There is also a separate fire-proof building adjacent to the shop for storing sand, oiland wrecking tools. The main repair shop presents anunbroken space without columns or partitions. OFFICE AND STATION BUILDINGS The general offices are also located at East MichiganCity, adjacent to the repair shops. The office building is general store room, toilets, fireproof vaults, etc. Thewater supply is provided from the general storage tank forthe shops and the lighting from a step-down transformerfeeding from the 6600-volt trolley. The office building issplendidly located, being substantially at the center of the

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Chicago, Lake Shore & South Bend—General Office Build-ing at Michigan City system and but 10 minutes ride by local cars from thebusiness district of Michigan City. At Gary, Ind., is a substantial brick station building 23ft. x 78 ft., with tile roof, similar in general appearance tothe office building previously described. This contains aticket office, waiting rooms, baggage room, etc. The loca-tion is near the plant of the United States Steel Corpora-tion at the head of Broadway and is close to several steamroad stations. A 200-ft. platform, level with the car floor,is provided for the use of passengers and the handling offreight and express: It is expected that the business be-tween Gary and Hammond, East Chicago and Chicago willbe extremely heavy and a storage yard and Y for turn-ing have been provided. At South Bend a large waiting room and ticket officehave been secured on Main Street, dose to the OliverHotel, opera house, county building, city hall and the ter-minus of the

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Tagged: , bookid:electricrailway331909newy , bookyear:1908 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , booksubject:Electric_railroads , bookpublisher:_New_York__McGraw_Hill_Pub__Co , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries , bookleafnumber:699 , bookcollection:smithsonian

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