Plans for Transportation: Conference Held with illinois Central Railroad Officers, Daily Racing Form, 1922-11-18


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PLANS FOR TRANSPORTATION Conference Held with Illinois Central Railroad Officers. 9 All Details Regarding Handling the Traffic To and From Proposed 2Tcw Washington Park Track. A conference was held yesterday morning between the New Washington Park Breeders Association and the managers of the various departments of the Illinois Central suburban transportation departments, pertaining to the proposed transportation between Chicago and Riverdale and the terminal at Riverdale. The following represented the New Washington Park Breeders Association: Judge Joseph A. Murphy, Charles T. Essig, Scott C. Dyer, who has charge of the plans; William J. Murray, engineer, and r W. Branigar, the owner of the property. The Illinois Central was represented by John V. Lanigan, general passenger agent; D. W. Longstreet, traffic manager, A. E. Clift, general manager; F. L. Thompson, chief engineer; A. M. Umshler, terminal superin- tendent; A. A. Bernard, superintendent passenger service, Chicago terminal; C. E. Butler, superintendent passenger car service. All details were gone over regarding handling the traffic to and from the proposed racing and athletic park, also the construction of viaducts that will be adequate to handle tho thousands of automobiles that will carry the masses to and from the park. The Illinois Central can carry seventy thousand people during the rush hours to their destination and is in a better position to handle the immense throng, especially on days like "Derby Day," than all the various roads combined. Naturally that is one of i the essential matters to settle. The engineers are laying out plans under suggestion of Mr. Dyer and in the course of a few days will submit plans and specifications covering the cost of installation of the various subways and additional tracks to handle the special train service from other cities. One point was brought out at the I joint meeting, and that was that the Illinois Central would put on a special service other than their six or eight special race trains, a regular service of a train at intervals of every half hour during the meeting. After the rush, those who desire can catch a train at their convenience.

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