Detroit Electrical Works recently introduced electric railroad in Detroit

[Trade Journal]

Publication: Electrical Review

New York, NY, United States
vol. 9, no. 8, p. 3, col. 4

The electrical railway system is being introduced in a number of cities; among others the city of Detroit has recently started one by the Detroit Electrical Works of that city. This railway is pronounced very complete. They use the center rail and convey the current to the motors which are suspended between the wheels of the cars. The cars are made by the Pullman Palace Car Company, of that city. The station is equipped with a 100 horse-power boiler and a 10 x 12 Ball automatic engine of Erie, Pa. The company now run two cars over this road, and they estimate the coal consumption for the work will not exceed 1000 pounds of coal for ten hours work. The steam plant is especially adapted to this work.


Keywords:Detroit Electrical Works
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Researcher:Bob Stahr
Date completed:July 2, 2009 by: Bob Stahr;