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A SUBWAY IN TWO WEEKS. Through a Marsh, Too Will Take Racegoers to the Trains. Hundreds of laborers are hurrying to finish a subway through which thousands of racegoers will pass when entering and leaving the Metropolitan Jockey Club's Jamaica racetrack on and afcer next Monday. The aubway will be completed within two weeks from the time It waa started., although It Is being constructed directly through a vnatsk. The water rises around the aubway at the rate of a foot an hour. Tha best engineering engineering skill of the Pennsylvrjila Railroad Railroad Company waa called In. and Theodora A. Bchaffer. engineer of a system system of water-proofing, water-proofing, water-proofing, was pressed Into ths strvlce. It was necessary to complete complete the subway within two weeks that It might be ready for ths Fall meeting at the Jamaica racetrack. Whtn a considerable considerable excavation had been :nade it wis found that the wattr rore faster than the men could dig. A five-inch five-inch five-inch pump waa started and considerable cement was laid, but the pressure of tho water was so great that It raised the cement, which was thickly laid, and cracked it Ilk an eggshell. By ths vigorous use of pumps and the application of water-proofing water-proofing water-proofing the cementwork progressed, and the engin- engin- wr. ray me auoway will be completed and readr for use n Mnnisr ' iunnei is Ming flanked by long platforms from which trains will receive passengers. Trains wUl stand at the east and westenda of long platforms. After .about 1.00O Dmoni.liain i-.,ah i-.,ah i-.,ah .-. .-. .-. Lstcps leading to the east end of the plat- plat- uiih me next mousana win t diverted to the west end. By the time that groua has reached the platform and boarded Its train other trains will be backed Into position, position, and the tide will again be turned eaatward. In that manner It Is hoped to handle the crowds easily and with entire satisfaction.

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 13 Oct 1905, Fri,
  3. Page 6

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