Electric Railway Dictionary

Author: Rodney Hitt

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781435712218

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 236

If you are a fan of trolley cars, interurban streetcars and electric railroading, then The Electric Railway Dictionary is a book you need to have on your shelf! This historic text is far more than just a dictionary, although it does contain over sixty pages of definitions of terms. Most of this nearly 400-page book however, is devoted to cataloging various types of trolley cars and electric locomotives, their components, and related hardware. Hundreds of illustrations, including car plans and photographs, make this book indispensable for the railfan, modeler and museum docent. This high-quality reproduction even includes all of the original ads in the back.
Electric Railway Engineering

Author: Francis H. Doane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780981652634

Category:

Page: 363

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When Electric Railway Engineering was originally published in 1915, the electric railroad was rapidly transforming the nation¿s cities and suburbs. How trolley cars, interurban cars, and electric freight locomotives operate, and how a railroad must be constructed and maintained to support them, is the subject of this wonderful historic book. This new printing is an exact replica of the original, and features nearly 400 pages of text and numerous diagrams.
Built to Move Millions

Author: Craig R. Semsel

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253028020

Category: Transportation

Page: 313

View: 806

“A hobbyist’s enthusiasm, curiosity, and attention to detail exude from this technological history of Ohio’s streetcar industry . . . Highly recommended.” —Choice At the beginning of the twentieth century, the street railway industry was one of the largest in the nation. Once ubiquitously visible on the city streets, by mid-century the streetcar was nothing more than a distant memory. Ohio was home to several large streetcar systems, especially in Cleveland and Cincinnati, and had more interurban tracks than any other state in the union. Thus, Ohio served as one of the street railway industry’s greatest centers of manufacturing. Built to Move Millions examines the manufacture of streetcars and interurbans within the state of Ohio between 1900 and 1940. In addition to discussing the five major car builders that were active in Ohio during this period, the book addresses Ohio companies that manufactured the various components that went into these vehicles. Includes extensive photos
Electric Railway Dictionary: Definitions and Illustrations of the Parts and Equipment of Electric Railway Cars and Trucks

Author: American Electric Railway Association

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 1378517733

Category: History

Page: 416

View: 777

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
The Electric Interurban Railways in America

Author: George Woodman Hilton

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804740143

Category: Transportation

Page: 500

View: 415

One of the most colorful yet neglected eras in American transportation history is re-created in this definitive history of the electric interurbans. Built with the idea of attracting short-distance passenger traffic and light freight, the interurbans were largely constructed in the early 1900s. The rise of the automobile and motor transport caused the industry to decline after World War I, and the depression virtually annihilated the industry by the middle 1930s. Part I describes interurban construction, technology, passenger and freight traffic, financial history, and final decline and abandonment. Part II presents individual histories (with route maps) of the more than 300 companies of the interurban industry. Reviews "A first-rate work of such detail and discernment that it might well serve as a model for all corporate biographies. . . . A wonderfully capable job of distillation." —Trains "Few economic, social, and business historians can afford to miss this definitive study." —Mississippi Valley Historical Review "All seekers after nostalgia will be interested in this encyclopedic volume on the days when the clang, clang of the trolley was the most exciting travel sound the suburbs knew." —Harper's Magazine "A fascinating and instructive chapter in the history of American transportation." —Journal of Economic History "The hint that behind the grand facade of scholarship lies an expanse of boyish enthusiasm is strengthened by a lovingly amassed and beautifully reproduced collection of 37 photographs." —The Nation
The Electric Pullman

Author: Lawrence A. Brough

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253007902

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 133

View: 851

Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars--cars so durable they rarely needed to be replaced. That durability essentially put the company out of business, and it vanished from the scene as quickly as it had appeared, leaving little behind except its sturdy railway cars. The story of this highly regarded company spans just 16 years, from Niles's incorporation in 1901 to the abandonment of railway car production and sale of the property to a firm that would briefly build engine parts during World War I. Including unpublished photographs and rosters of railway cars produced by the company and still in existence in railroad museums, The Electric Pullman will appeal to railroad enthusiasts everywhere.
Biographical Dictionary of the History of Technology

Author: Lance Day

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134650194

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 817

This Biographical Dictionary seeks to put the world of technology in the context of those who have made the most important contribution to it. For the first time information has been gathered on the people who have made the most significant advances in technology. From ancient times to the present day, the major inventors, discoverers and entrepreneurs from around the world are profiled, and their contribution to society explained and assessed. Structure The Dictionary presents descriptive and analytical biographies of its subjects in alphabetical order for ease of reference. Each entry provides detailed information on the individual's life, work and relevance to their particular field. * in the first part of the entry, the information will include the dates and places of the subject's birth and death, together with their nationality and their field of activity * in the main body of the entry there follows an account of their principal achievements and their significance in the history of technology, along with full details of appointments and honours * finally an annotated bibliography will direct the reader to the subject's principal writings and publications and to the most important secondary works which the reader can consult for further information. Special Features: * The first work in existence to examine technologists in detail * Contains over 1,500 entries giving detailed information * Extensive cross-references enable the reader to compare subjects and build up a picture of technological advance^ * Figures drawn from fields such as Aeronautics, Telecommunications, Architecture, Photography and Textiles
Electric Traction - Motive Power and Energy Supply

Author: Andreas Steimel

Publisher: Oldenbourg Industrieverlag

ISBN: 3835631322

Category: Electric railroads

Page: 356

View: 454

This book conveys mechanical fundamentals of electric railway propulsion, which includes rail-bound guidance, transmission of traction effort from wheel to rail under the influence of non-constant levels of adhesion and the transmission of motor torque to a spring-mounted and thus sliding drive set.