Passenger Terminals and Trains

Passenger Terminals and Trains

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of boards with painted letters, to the left of the placard windows. There is also a small blackboard below the windows on which is chalked up information about important long-distance trains, such as whether they are on time or a number of minutes late. Fig. 140.--Indicators used by London & North Western. The bulletin at the Charing Cross Station of the South Eastern & Chatham in London is immediately above the gate leading from the ticket offices to the train shed where it can be easily seen by all outgoing passengers. In this indicator there are two cloth curtains exactly alike. These show the next 15 or 18 trains, their departing time, the principal stops and the track number. When the trains shown on the left-hand curtain have left, that curtain may be rolled up to show those trains then indicated on the right-hand roller, and the latter may be turned forward to show eight or ten new trains. The indicators at the Euston Station of the London & North Western in London are somewhat similar, the exception being that there is but one roller on each indicator. The indicator cases are placed directly on the floor and in the station there are four of them. Similar indicators are also in use at the stations of the same road in Crewe, Liverpool and Manchester. Another system is the remote-control scheme which has recently been installed on a number of European railways by the Siemens & Halske Company, Berlin, to indicate to the passengers the character and destination of the incoming and outgoing trains.1 These signs usually are hung alongside the proper track. The words "Richtung" ("direction") and "Zug" ("train") are painted on the body of the sign, but the destinations are painted on metal...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 188 x 246 x 10mm | 220g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236523768
  • 9781236523761