Image from page 269 of “The Street railway journal” (1884)
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Title: The Street railway journal
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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t Ry.Journal CONSTRUCTION CAR MADE BY MORRIS COUNTY TKACTION COMPANY 256 STREET RAILWAY JOURNAL. [Vol. XXIX. No. 6. chains, etc., except the truck itself, 2000 Ihs., at 23/2C. per Ih.,: carpenter work, ; blacksmith work, ; paint andjamting (three coats), .50; and truck, estimated at . ♦♦> A GUARD FOR STEAM RAILROAD CROSSINGS A device designed to guard electric cars from becomingstalled on steam railroad crossings which, besides perform-ing this vital function is simple in construction and com-bines a numlier of other important advantages, is being-placed on the market by the Automatic Trolley Guard Com-pany, of Buffalo, N. Y. It is known as the AutomaticTrolley Guard, and as shown in the accompanying engrav-
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GUARD .S INSTALLED ing consists of a trough which makes it practically impos-sible for the wheel to leave the wire, and insures the returnshould it by chance jump. The channel in which the wireis centered, it will be noted, is of sufficient v,?idth to allowthe wheel to rotate freely without the harp or wheel strik-ing the sides of the wheel. The guard is in sec-tions for ea.sy handling and erection, arid is as light as isconsistent with perfect rigidity and strength. While nomaterial that can unravel is used in its construction, stillthe guard is so built as to admit of the easy escape of loco-motive exhaust. The guard is adaptable to any curve.Another feature of it is that it cannot arc or burn. A. B.Weeks, of Chicago, is the Western agent of the company. ^.» SEMI-CONVERTIBLE CARS FOR CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA TRACTION COMPANY The Central Pennsylvania Traction Company, which oper-ates all the lines in Harrisburg, Pa., has received withina year three lots of Brill semi-convertibles, one
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