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"Book Train" At New York Public Library
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Author:  J3a-614 [ Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:14 am ]
Post subject:  "Book Train" At New York Public Library

That's what the news people are calling the materials handling system at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

https://www.nypl.org/press/press-releas ... t-conveyor

The term "book train" is certainly understandable, if a bit humorous; switching is apparently by means of transfer tables, including some that are vertical:



It certainly is an interesting system, even if it did cost $2.6 million.

Author:  Bobharbison [ Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: "Book Train" At New York Public Library

Let's hope it works better than the Denver Luggage Handling system. I can't figure out why they were never able to make that one work, but from what I understand they've completely given up on it, and possibly even removed it?

Author:  sousakerry [ Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:15 am ]
Post subject:  Re: "Book Train" At New York Public Library

Wow 2.6 mil for a glorified G scale layout with DCC??

Wonder who gets to clean the track when it gets dirty

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