Roadmaster and Foreman Volume 9-11

Roadmaster and Foreman Volume 9-11

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... the road from Sutton into Randolph County. W. Va., where it will connect with the AVest Virginia Central and Pittsburg Railroad. This road is reirorted as Iteing constructed with heavy ties and stone ballast. It will bo laid with seventytwo-pouud rail and put in good oondl tlon. Tlie road is now built almost to Clay Court House, and it will open up a new country covered with heavy timber. Some of the most Influential men of West Virginia are behind the road, among them being the Governor of the State. Tlie West Virginia Short Line, which was chartered a few months ago. lias a party of engineers making the final survey from New Martinsville, on the Hiio River, to Clarksburg, Harrison County. One route contemplated was to cut through the hills of Tyler County, coming to tlie river at Sistersville, but the one now selected, following Fishing Creek from the Ohio to the headwaters, was found to be about a half million dollars less in cost of construction. CONSTRUCTION NOTES. Summers County, W. Va., recently held an election to decide whether to Issue bonds to tlie amount of $30,000 for stock In the Hinton and New River Railroad, and it was decided to Issue Notes from Long Island Railway. Ed. Roadmaster And Kokkman: Although the matter is as yet on -pcr, and nothing having been definitely settled, in all probabilty by August of this year the city of New York will have started on her big rapid transit tcheme, which will cost about $55,000.000. The construction of the proposed tunnel route will be the first work of such large dimensions ever undertaken by the city. The construction of its own lines of traffic is a novel idea in this city. The route to be adopted is specifically defined in the rapid transit bill, and must 1h followed minutely. It...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236552628
  • 9781236552624