Image from page 563 of “the road railway diary” (1884)
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Title: The Street railroad log
Year: 1884 (1880s)
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation
Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries
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y completed at the shops of this Indiana TractionCompany at Anderson, Ind., the corporation having co-operatedheartily when you look at the rather tedious work event to an experimentof this sort. The gear for automobile ended up being secured partially byloan and partly by purchase of materials through funds donatedto the work by numerous electric and steam railway companiesand by designers interested in the research of importantrailway issues. The Indiana Union Traction business, inaddition towards services offered in its stores and offices, placedat the disposal associated with commission a couple of high-speed Baldwintrucks and a set of four Westinghouse No. 85 engines, rated at75-hp each. The Baldwin Locomotive Functions made thechanges in center dishes and negative bearings associated with the trucksnecessary for them to turn freely underneath the frame of asteel flat automobile loaned by the Pressed Steel automobile organization. Amotor-compressor of sufficient size, with governor and brake cyl-inder, was furnished by the nationwide Electric Company, and
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INTERIOR OF WIND TEST CAR EXCITED FROMTHE CENTER the body is assessed through scale beams, constructedfor the studies by Fairbanks, Morse & Company and loanedby them. The beams tend to be provided with dash containers, andthe evaluating mechanism consists of the regular beam withweights and poise, and, additionally, a spring balance with dialis employed to render simpler the manipulation associated with the device.A successful strategy happens to be completed about this automobile when it comes to March 25, 1905.] STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. 541 purpose of breaking up the top and rear resistances from thetotal. The vestibule is in addition to the body, it is carriedtherefrom through a link suspension. To guidethe vestibule also to transfer the pressure into the weighing de-vice, a steel-trussed oak framework, attached to the vestibule,projects into the automobile a distance of 8 ft., which is guided on allsides by small Chapman bearings. This method of suspensionhas proven really satisfactory. So that you can secure stability ofthe v
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