Publication: Electrical Review
New York, NY, United States
The Fisher System of Electric Railway
at Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
The Fisher-Rae system of electric railways, of the Detroit Electrical Works, is coming rapidly to the front as a complete and successful method of electric traction, the several roads equipped by this company being in every way satisfactory. Tile accompanying illustration is from a photograph of an installation upon the Fisher system at Sault St. Marie, Mich. This road commenced operation in May last, and has met no difficulties from the rigorous climate of that section, nor failed at any time for any cause to operate with entire satisfaction. The double overhead conductor plan adopted shows its value in this equipment, where cars are at times required to force their way through heavy snow and ice covered tracks.
Three cars are operated at present, and two more will be operated in a short time. The road is four miles in length, has several grades up to four per cent., with several grades on curves, being all the conditions usually met on street railways.
The Detroit Electrical Works are adding many new and valuable improvements to their system, and are engaged in equipping several important roads.