Detroit Electrical Works gets contract for railway in Grand Rapids

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. 11, no. 153, p. 431, col. 1


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A LARGE RAE ELECTRIC RAILWAY CONTRACT.

 

On March 30, the Common Council of Grand Rapids, Mich., granted the petition of the Valley City Street and Cable Railway Co., whereupon Mr. Chas. A. Benton, the energetic general agent of the Detroit Electrical Works, closed a contract, promptly, with the Company for ten 30 h. p. Rae equipments, mounted on McGuire Mfg. Co.'s steel trucks, the road to be in operation by May 15. This is only a preliminary order, as the total number of equipments required is about 40. The company will eventually utilize the Hamilton Corliss engines, now furnishing power for the cable system, and it is understood that the cable system is not of long continuance. The Detroit Electrical Works have now running just upon 200 street car equipments, a really phenomenal record, in view of the shortness of the time they have been building the Rae apparatus. Mr. Benton is the prouder of the order, from the fact that it was secured in hot competition, and despite strenuous advocacy of the single reduction and "gearless" motors.

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Keywords:Detroit Electrical Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:January 25, 2011 by: Elton Gish;