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. The Street railway journal . a section ofBroadway, New York city, an open conduit track, thework on which is about as difficult an undertaking of itskind, outside of switches and crossings, as can be im-agined. The Metropolitan Street Railway Company hashad in use for a year and a half on this section its standardunderground trolley track with central conduit and siotcarrying the Amsterdam Avenue cars. The Third AvenueRailway possesses a right of way through the same streeton what is known as its Boulevard line. To operate thelatter line electrically and by the independent power sys- a headw

. The Street railway journal . a section ofBroadway, New York city, an open conduit track, thework on which is about as difficult an undertaking of itskind, outside of switches and crossings, as can be im-agined. The Metropolitan Street Railway Company hashad in use for a year and a half on this section its standardunderground trolley track with central conduit and siotcarrying the Amsterdam Avenue cars. The Third AvenueRailway possesses a right of way through the same streeton what is known as its Boulevard line. To operate thelatter line electrically and by the independent power sys- a headw Stock Photo
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1827 x 1368 px | 30.9 x 23.2 cm | 12.2 x 9.1 inches | 150dpi

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. The Street railway journal . a section ofBroadway, New York city, an open conduit track, thework on which is about as difficult an undertaking of itskind, outside of switches and crossings, as can be im-agined. The Metropolitan Street Railway Company hashad in use for a year and a half on this section its standardunderground trolley track with central conduit and siotcarrying the Amsterdam Avenue cars. The Third AvenueRailway possesses a right of way through the same streeton what is known as its Boulevard line. To operate thelatter line electrically and by the independent power sys- a headway of about two minutes and the conductor railsmust therefore be kept live throughout the progress ofthe work. The line runs all night, so that there is noopportunity to work while it is shut down. The changeis being accomplished as follows: The pavement is fifstremoved and the heavy concrete foundation and conduitwall is broken up and removed piece by piece from aroundthe yokes and live conductor rails, the track being shored. STORAGE BATTERY ROOM IN TRANSFORMER STATION up meanwhile to carry the heavy double truck cars whichconstantly run over it. Temporary wooden yokes arethen inserted to maintain the gage of the track rails, andthe old yokes are loosened from them and pushed to oneside, carrying with them the old slot rails, insulators andconductor rails. The conductor rails are then removed

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