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A report on the alternating current, single phase, interurban railway line between Bloomington and Peoria (1909) (14760324875)

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A report on the alternating current, single phase, interurban railway line between Bloomington and Peoria (1909) (14760324875)

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Identifier: reportonalternat00rich (find matches)
Title: A report on the alternating current, single phase, interurban railway line between Bloomington and Peoria
Year: 1909 (1900s)
Authors: Richards, Percy McClure
Subjects: Street-railroads Railroads Theses
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Contributing Library: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign



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tarting, on the directcurrent the control is the same as for the General Electrictype M. The change from the one current to the other is accom-plished at the dead sections of the trolley, described before.As a car enters one of these sections the coil that energizesthe main switch, which has been closed, loses its power andallows the switch to open and as t>iere is a knife switch in eachof the exciting circuits , that is open while the car is oper-ating on the opposite current, the car will remain dead untilthe motorman closes the proper switch, These coils are sobuilt that only the current for which the coil was designedwill excite it; and for this reason the car may enter the directcurrent district with the alternating man switch closed andstill remain unenergized, or in a similar manner it may enterthe alternating section and become dead. The current for thealternating switch is taken from the secondary of a small trans-former and is therefore not affected by the direct current.
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~* 7 27- XI.- ADMINISTRATION. The affairs of the Peoria, Bloomington and ChampaignTraction Company are handled by the Board of Directors, to whoraithe President of the Company makes his recommendations. Theoperation is in the hands of a General Manager, who reports tothe President. The movement of the trains is in the hands ofa Division Superintendant and he reports to the General Super-intendent of the Illinois fraction System. The offices of theDispatcher, who is directly under the Division Superintendent,is located at Mackinaw Junction, seventeen miles from Peoria.The same Bispatcher has charge of the Lincoln Division. Themanagement of the entire system is divided into departments; theElectrical and Mechanical Department, the Overhead Department,the Transportation Depart rent, the Motive power and EquipmentDepartment, and the Bridges and Building Department. There isa general head to each of these departments and each divisionhas its head officer and the necessary employees. The st

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a report on the alternating current single phase interurban railway line between bloomington and peoria
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