Publication: Street Railway Journal
New York, NY, United States
Three Phase Electric Transmission of Power Applied to Electric Railway and Mill Operation.
The first important application of electrical power transmission to street railway and other power purposes has just been installed by the General Electric Company at Taftville, Conn., the power being transmitted from Baltic to Taftville, a distance of nearly four and one half miles. It is a typical transmission by three-phase currents, in which motors of the synchronous type are used not only to operate one of the most interesting cotton mills in this country, but also the power station of the Norwich (Conn.) Street Railway.
E. P. Taft, who is largely interested in the Taftville cotton industry, long ago recognized the value of the available water power at Baltic, on the Shetugket River, near to which stood a ruined mill destroyed by fire some years ago, and having secured the property with the water rights, determined to utilize the power as soon as a successful means could be discovered. When the General Electric Company announced a practical solution of the