STEAM HEATING ON THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD.

STEAM HEATING ON THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD.

The stove as a means of heating cars on the New York Central Railroad will soon be obsolete. According to The New York Tribune, after testing various methods of steam healing, the company has decided upon a system combining simplicity of construction and management. A two-inch iron steam pipe runs under each of the cars, connection between the cars being made with a metallic joint and a sleeve. This main pipe connects with a system of pipes inside each car, one running lengthwise of the car with branch pipes extending under the seats. At the centre of each of the interior pipes is a key by which the steam from the main pipes can be cut off. thus reducing the temperature of a car without interfering with that of cars more distant front the locomotive, which is the source of the steam supply. Since the advent of cold weather all the cars composing the New York and Chicago vestibule limited and the New York, Chicago, Cincinnati and St. Louis fast express, besides a large number of the local trains running on the various parts of the road, have been successfully heated by this means. In a short time all the drawing-room, sleeping and dining cars, passenger coaches, and the baggage, mail, express and postal cars in service on the line will be fully equipped with the steam-heating appliance.

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