The St. Louis Union Station: A Monograph

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National Chemigraph Company, 1895 - Railroad stations - 85 pages
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Page 11 - On the site selected there were situated many large industrial establishments and over one hundred houses, many of them fourstory substantial brick buildings. Among the former...
Page 14 - There are 19 miles of track in this system, of which the 30 tracks under the train shed compose 3 miles. The interlocking system is worked by 122 levers, and controls 130 switches and 103 signals. The electric light plant has a capacity of lighting 300 arc and 5,000 incandescent lights. The heating apparatus has a capacity to supply 44,500 square feet of radiating surface, amply sufficient for the station proper, the express and baggage building, and all other buildings appurtenant to the station....
Page 13 - The yards just south of the train shed, between it and tne power house, contain 465,970 square feet, making a total area for the Union Station itself, exclusive of all main track approaches, of 963,062 square feet, or 20 acres. The area covered by the four main tracks, reaching from the tunnel to the grand avenue, including the proposed storage yard on Compton Avenue, all of which is set aside for passenger service exclusively, is 867,098 square feet, making a grand total of 1,830,160 square feet,...
Page 14 - ... contain 465,970 square feet, making a total area for the Union Station itself, exclusive of all main track approaches, of 963,062 square feet, or 20 acres. The area covered by the four main tracks, reaching from the tunnel to the grand avenue, including the proposed storage yard on Compton Avenue, all of which is set aside for passenger service exclusively, is 867,098 square feet, making a grand total of 1,830,160 square feet, or 42 acres. There are 19 miles of track in this system, of which...
Page 20 - Plans, except as hereinafter specified in brackets, to be drawn to a uniform scale of one-eighth of an inch to the foot.
Page 13 - Midway between it and the train shed, and the train shed itself, occupy an area of 497,092 square feet, or i r.
Page 65 - ... are made in one hour while handling the regular daily traffic, it will be seen that any error of judgment in the selection or planning of the interlocking system would have been a serious one.
Page 70 - Briefly, the method of operation is as follows : the switch lever in the machine being in one of its extreme positions, a slight movement of the...
Page 11 - TERMINAL RAILROAD ASSOCIATION OF ST. LOUIS, OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, St. Louis, January ist, 1895.
Page 65 - The successful operation of the Station depends upon the rapid and safe...

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