West by Southwest to Stickney

Chapter 5 Photos, 1–32

(photos 33–62 here)

Draining the Central Area

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Photo 5.27

Concrete for construction of Southwest intercepting sewer is mixed at ground level, placed in side-dump rail cars and lowered in the access shafts to the tracks along the route of the sewer. In section 3, on November 21, 1935, the loaded dump cars are pushed by an electrical locomotive to the end of the completed sewer in the east heading. The concrete is dumped into a hopper in the raised floor of the sewer. (MWRD photo 20563)