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13 ページ - The waiting room is a large and elegantly furnished apartment, cheerful and attractive throughout," cooed the Sun. Crowed the Scientific American: "This means the end of street dust of which uptown residents get not only their fill, but more than their fill, so that it runs over and collects on their hair, their beards, their eyebrows and floats in their dress like the vapor on a frosty morning. Such discomforts will never be found in the tunnel!
13 ページ - Let the reader imagine a cylindrical tube, eight feet in the clear, bricked up and whitewashed, neat, clean, dry and quiet. Along the bottom of this tube is laid a railroad track and on this track runs a spacious car, richly upholstered, well lighted and with plenty of space for exits. The track is single and level; it is not cold in winter. It will be delightfully cool in summer. The filthy health-destroying street dust will never be found in the tunnel.
15 ページ - Air delivered in Cubic Feet per Minute. Another variety of machine for blowing cupolas is that known as a " pressure blower," which produces a blast having a positive force and distinguished from a fan, which does not produce a force blast. In this respect, a blower is analogous to cylinders used for producing blast. In either case, the air forced must find an outlet, or the machine stops. But a fan can run with the outlet obstructed or entirely closed, without being in the least impeded. In a pressure...
4 ページ - ... (map),illus. 8°. VDCP At head of title: <For private circulation only>. Two acts, amendments to the company's charter, p. 20-23, inserted. Charter of the New York Arcade Railway Company. [New York, 1886?] 34 p. 8°. Cover-title. VDCP pV52 Illustrated description of the Broadway pneumatic underground railway. With a full description of the atmospheric machinery, and the great tunneling machine. New- York: SW Green, printer, 1870. 22 p. 4°. VDCP pv53 Illustrated description of the Broadway underground...
10 ページ - The air presses directly against the end of the car, and we were carried along just like a sail-boat before the wind. A car mounted on a track is moved much easier than a boat upon the water, because ! the vessel encounters great resistance in displacing ¡ the water, while the car merely has to overcome the friction of the wheels, which is only one four -hundredth part of its weight. Therefore only a small air pressure is required to drive a pneumatic car with a high velocity.
16 ページ - A myth or a humbug it has hitherto been called by everybody who has been excluded from its interior; but hereafter the incredulous public can have the opportunity of examining the undertaking and judging of its merits.
17 ページ - RAII.WAY. oil-cloth of a pretty pattern, the walls hung with pictures, an expensive clock in the centre, elaborate chandeliers along the walls, comfortable settees at each side, and at the further end a space railed off for the occupancy of the ladies, with one of Chickering's grand pianos for their amusement while waiting for the train.
13 ページ - When the tunnel is opened to the public, it will be no dirty hole in the ground the people will be invited to enter, but a handsome subterranean avenue, through which they may be rapidly transported to their homes up-town.
14 ページ - Even as we write, a comfortable passenger-car is running smoothly and safely between Warren and Murray streets, demonstrating beyond contradiction that it is only a question of time and money to give us rapid and comfortable transportation from the Battery to Harlem and back again.