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Lend a Helping Hand: On Suggestions and Inventions, Subjects Upon Which Volumes Could Be Written, All for Bettering the Conditions of Human (Paperback)

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Excerpt from Lend a Helping Hand: On Suggestions and Inventions, Subjects Upon Which Volumes Could Be Written, All for Bettering the Conditions of Humanity, and for Improving the Industries of the Nation

By this famous one-block device system for railroading, as shown by the sketch attached to this leaf, illustrates a new device for railroading in large cities. This sketch and this little book demonstrate to a certainty how Chicago's twelve South Side railroad companies can build a union passenger and union freight depots and union elevated tracks on a strip of ground two blocks wide, and carry on their railroad business separately and apart from each other as effectually and far more successfully than they do now with their tracks and depots scattered all over the South Side of Chicago. By this famous one-block device system for railroading these twelve South Side railroad companies would have for their yearly income a year for rents for offices and apartments in their twelve union passenger and twelve union freight depots, besides having plenty of room for carrying on their railroad business.

By this device each company would have at least ten times more depot room than they have now. With the tracks from city limits laid as shown on sketch attached to this leaf, they could carry ten times more passengers and freight than they do now, with their carrying capacity not nearly exhausted. This is a faei and not a Visionary dream. Get out your pencils railroad companies, and figure out the room you will have in these depots, and the amount of railroad business you can do on these tracks unmolested, and see if these are not burning words of truth.

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Product Details
ISBN: 9781332342112
ISBN-10: 1332342116
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2018
Pages: 86
Language: English