Concrete in railroad construction; a treatise on concrete for railroad engineers and contractors

 
9781130432978: Concrete in railroad construction; a treatise on concrete for railroad engineers and contractors
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 Excerpt: ...wall. In addition to the retaining walls just described, there are a number of illustrative examples of different types of walls among the miscellaneous photographs at the end of this book. CHAPTER VII. STATIONS, TRAIN SHEDS AND PLATFORMS. Railroads throughout the country are adopting the use of concrete in the construction of railway stations of every class, in many cases for the entire structure and in others for integral parts such as foundations, platforms, smoke ducts, stairways, and often for architectural features, such as cornices, belt FIG. 65. SCARSDALE STATION, N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. courses and platform columns. Its permanence, fire resisting qualities and adaptability to architectural treatment renders it a most satisfactory building and structural material for both large and small stations. In addition to the Marathon Station, the O'Fallon Station and the Bush Train Shed, a number of other concrete stations are shown among the miscellaneous photographs at the end of the book. SCARSDALE STATION, N. Y. C. & H. R. R. R. The photograph in Fig. 65 shows a very artistic concrete station at Scarsdale, on the Harlem division of the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad. n divis MARATHON STATION, D., L. & W. R. R. This structure, a photograph of the track side of, which is shown in Fig. 66, is a combination passenger station and freight house of simple, yet artistic design and substantial construction. With the exception of the roof, which is of Ludowici Celadon tile on wooden rafters and the trusses and brackets, the building is of concrete construction throughout. The foundations and main walls are of plain concrete, except over square openings where reinforced lintels are formed by placing three '. 4-inch square rods near the soffit...

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