Image from page 497 of “The Street railway journal” (1884) – Detroit Picture

Identifier: streetrailwayjo251905newy
Title: The Street railway journal
Year: 1884 (1880s)
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Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
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rs ofpassing cars just what point of the heater switch should be used,whether first, second or third. This arrangement places the re-sponsibility for proper heat regulation on some one official who iscompetent to decide, and does not leave the matter to the capriceof individual conductors. We enclose the electric heater switches in a box fitted with aspecial lock. The inspectors have keys to this box, and as eachcar passes a central point the inspector on duty opens the box andregulates the current supply to heaters in accordance with thetemperature. The box is then locked and the car crews do nothave access to the heater switches. This insures that the heatersin all cars will be regulated uniformly in relation to the weather. . . Schenectady Ry. Co. E 127a.—What are good methods of moving armatures around the shops quickly and without damaging the windings ? For handling armatures in parts of the shop not served by theoverhead runways, we use a small, solidly built truck mounted on

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ARMATURE TRUCKS AND RACKS USED AT DETROIT four castors, as will be seen in the reproduction from the photo-graph, which shows one corner of our armature-testing room.The trucks are pushed about by hand, and the armatures are carried at a sufficient height above the floor to prevent accidentaldamage to them. Instead of leaving armatures indiscriminatelyaround on the floor where they are subject constantly to injury,we stack them in racks, as indicated in the illustration. Theseracks are served by the overhead trolley runway in combinationwith claim drop and fall, and armatures can be brought from vari-ous parts of the shop and deposited in the racks, or removed there-from, with maximum dispatch and convenience. Detroit United Ry. Co. The accompanying engraving shows two forms of armaturetrucks that have been used for handling armatures in the shops.

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Tagged: , bookid:streetrailwayjo251905newy , bookyear:1884 , bookdecade:1880 , bookcentury:1800 , booksubject:Street_railroads , booksubject:Electric_railroads , booksubject:Transportation , bookpublisher:New_York___McGraw_Pub__Co_ , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries , bookleafnumber:497 , bookcollection:smithsonian

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