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Transporting a Monstrous Casting for the New York Water System

Issue 18 and Volume 54.

Transporting a Monstrous Casting for the New York Water System GENERAL NEWS ARTICLE Giant castings and forgings, designed for the Catskill Aqueduct, which carries New York’s drinking water, have been completed by the Midvale Steel Works and shipped successfully to New York under unusual conditions. The feat of the local company in making the ponderous castings and transporting them, with the co-operation of the Pennsylvania Railroad, is winning praise of engineers and machinists in all parts of the country. Railroad officials at first declined to handle the castings. Engineers of the steel works made arrangements to carry them by team to the Delaware River, transfer them to barges, and have the latter towed to New York through the Raritan Canal. After numerous estimates and mapping out a roundabout route, over which there were few bridges, the railroad company finally consented to accept the contract. Careful measuring showed shipment would be…

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