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John Waterhouse

John Waterhouse  (1839-1918)  Chief Engineer and designer for the Manhattan Elevated Railroad. In 1878 and 1879 Waterhouse engineered the construction of an elevated line on Manhattan’s west side, from Columbus Ave. and 83rd St. to Eighth and 155th. The line included the infamous 110th street “reverse curve,” which was then the highest elevated set of tracks in the world, sixty feet above the street.