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Identifier: engineeringcontr41chicuoft
Title: Engineering and Contracting
Year: 1909 (1900s)
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Publisher: Chicago

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ing building, hump yard, custom house, in-spection sheds, wheel pit, signal towers, yardelectrification, team tracks, etc. With thiswork completed the company now has at thispoint one of the most complete and fullyequipped plants, for the handling of freightand passengers to be found in this country.In this issue we shall treat, principally, of thelayout and architectural features of this im-provement, and in a succeeding issue shallcover the structural features of the work. and with the cross-overs in the train shed inuse about 30 minutes can be saved in makingup the trains and getting them across theriver, from that required to operate to andfrom the Third St. Station. The general scheme is that of a throughstation layout with 10 passenger tracks and 1express track under the cover of the trainshed. There are 7 through freight tracks inthe open south of the train shed and parallelto it at the same elevation. All of the tracks

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Fig. 1. Layout of Passenger Terminal of Michigan Central R. R. at Detroit, Mich. Mich., this improvement being the last stepin the extensive plan worked out by this com-pany. The entire project includes the tunnelsunder the Detroit River, the train sheds,yards and equipment, grade separation andbridges, coach yards, service building, warm- CENKRAL FEATLKES. To avoid the shuttle movement of all trainswhich was necessary when entering and leav-ing the old station the new terminal was lo-cated on the main line about % mile north-west of the tunnel portal. With this location are suiiported on a steel substructure for adistance of about 040 ft., the usable spaceunder the right-of-way being occupied by theInited States mail service and by baggageand express companies, etc. (see Fig. 1).In designing each part of the terminal pro- June 24. l»14. Engineering and Contracting 13 vision has been made for a considerable in-crease in traffic above that now required bythe Michigan Central, in order

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