Niagara-Buffalo transmission line

[Trade Journal]

Publication: The Electrical Engineer

New York, NY, United States
vol. XXIV, no. 503, p. 607, col. 1



The great power transmission line connecting Buffalo with Niagara Falls has been doubled in its capacity, and now six instead of three cables stretch on the cross arms of the magnificent pole line.   These line conductors are identical with those first strung, being each of 350,000 c. m. The cables first strung, in 1896, were placed on the upper cross arm, and the new cables are on the same cross arm, taking the opposite side. The insulators used are made by the Imperial Porcelain Works. The cable is the product of the American Electrical Works. At the Niagara end of the line, in the transformer station of the Niagara Falls Power Company, additional transformers are being installed in order to raise the voltage of the current generated for transmission over the new section of the line. In all there is now about 156 miles of cables on the line, with good prospects of its soon being further increased, as many Buffalo industries find it very much to their advantage to use the sure, always-ready power developed by the Niagara Falls Power Company. The construction was done by the J. G. White Company.





Keywords:Power Transmission : Niagara : Imperial Porcelain Works : U-934 : U-937
Researcher notes:The first line used U-937 and the second line used U-934.
Supplemental information: 
Researcher:Elton Gish
Date completed:May 22, 2005 by: Elton Gish;