Ohio Brass furnished third rail insulators for the New York Central Railroad

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Street Railway Journal

New York, NY, United States
vol. 30, no. 15, p. 644-645, col. 1,1


The plan of this issue, devoted as it is principally to the subject of operation, has precluded any extended reference to the types of apparatus used upon the electrically equipped sections of the steam railroads described. It is not the intention in this chapter to mention all of the equipment installed, but to give credit, so far as it has been possible to collect the data from the different manufacturers, for the electrical equipment supplied to the trunk line railways whose practice is described in this section.

THE OHIO BRASS COMPANY, of Mansfield, Ohio, furnished to the New York Central Railroad all the third-rail insulator blocks. These are of semi-porcelain and similar to the blocks which were supplied to the West Shore Railroad between Utica and Syracuse, which were described in the STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL of June 8, 1907. The Ohio Brass Company also furnished a portion of the third-rail bonds used on the New York Central electrified division, which were a special form of bond very much similar to the company's Type GA Form 2. This is a soldered terminal bond for application to the ball of the rail, and is of the ribbon type with the body bent to a "U" shape, and the terminals formed by compressing the ends of the ribbons in special dies to a solid terminal, as in the case of all of the "All Wire" bonds manufactured by this company. These bonds are of 500,000 c. m. cross-section, and two are installed at each joint. The terminals were slightly recessed on the side next to the rail, which makes a somewhat better soldered union in bonds of extra large size, such as these were. To the West Jersey & Seashore the company furnished "All Wire," Type F Form 7, compressed terminal bonds.


Keywords:Ohio Brass Company
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:August 16, 2010 by: Bob Stahr;