Publication: Electrical World
New York, NY, United States
NIAGARA POWER CONDUITS IN BUFFALO.—During the last ten days 600 men in the employ of the Cataract Power & Conduit Company have been at work on two of the principal thoroughfares of Buffalo—Main and Niagara Streets—tearing up the streets and laying the conduit which will contain the conductors of the Niagara electric power. The conduit is made of strong round tiles, which are placed in a bed of concrete in a deep trench. Manholes are located at every intersecting street. On Main and Niagara Streets there will be sixteen lines, the conduits being laid four wide and four deep. Two transmission lines will be put into operation between Buffalo and Niagara Falls before fall. The Niagara Falls Power Company has already ordered the cable for the second line, and the work of stringing the same will be commenced as soon as it arrives. Three thousand specially made insulators have also been ordered.
|Keywords:||Power Transmission : New York : Niagara Falls Buffalo Transmission Line : Imperial Porcelain Works : U-934|
|Researcher notes:||The insulators ordered were U-934 made by Imperial Porcelain Works.|
|Supplemental information:||Article: 11920|
|Date completed:||December 30, 2010 by: Elton Gish;|