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Rapid transit subways

James Birkmyer

Rapid transit subways

guidelines for engineering new installations for reduced maintenance

by James Birkmyer

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Published by Office of Rail Technology, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Washington, DC, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Subways -- United States -- Design and construction.,
  • Subways -- United States -- Maintenance and repair.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJames Birkmyer ; prepared for U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration, Office of Technology Development and Deployment, Office of Rail Technology.
    ContributionsUnited States. Urban Mass Transportation Administration. Office of Rail Technology., Bechtel Inc.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination1 v. (various pagings) :
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17825387M

    General links for North & South American metros, subways & light rail systems: List of rail transit systems in the United States at Wikipedia. NYC Subway Resources is the site you need for anything related to North America not included in (incl. many good maps). ERA (Electric Railroaders’ Association - USA). THE RAPID TRANSIT ACTION GROUP prepared this book and made the plans outlined in the following pages because the Los An­ geles community needs and must have, now, a rail rapid transit system. There are three ways to move peollie daily in a community-by auto, by bus, and by rail. Th~ ~roupis convinced tMla combination of all three is necessary. A subway transit map is a topological map or schematic diagram used to show the routes and stations in a public transport system. The main components are color-coded lines to indicate each line or service, with named icons to indicate stations. Maps may show only rapid transit or also include other modes of public transport.


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The subway was about 82 per cent completed by when work was halted by the war. Work was resumed inbut progress was slow because of post-war material and man power difficulties. The new subway, which will be used by trains of the Logan Square branch of the rapid transit (elevated) system, is miles long.

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