Image from page 169 of “Electric railway journal” (1908) – San Antonio Picture

Identifier: electricrailway431914newy
Title: Electric railway journal
Year: 1908 (1900s)
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Subjects: Electric railroads
Publisher: [New York] McGraw Hill Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries

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fromthe Baltimore system of numberingcars on given routes by hundreds.Thus, if a car is numbered 401the corresponding route number ismarked 4. The route number is 7 in.high and is painted on ground glass.It is illuminated by means of a lampwhich is placed in a wooden box linedwith asbestos lumber. A most effec-tive distribution of light is obtainedby using the diffuser of fine wiremesh which is shown in the drawingof the sign box. The route num-ber sign has been welcomed by the Baltimore public,especially on streets where more than one route isoperated. The government of the Province of San Luis in Ar-gentina proposes a tramway in Villa Mercedes. 144 ELECTRIC RAILWAY JOURNAL [Vol. XLIII, No. 3. GASOLINE CARS FOR SUNSET-CENTRAL SYSTEM New model McKeen gasoline motor cars of type Cas shown have lately been built for the Sunset-Centralsystem, which includes the Morgans Louisiana &Texas, Galveston, Harrisburg & San Antonio andHouston & Texas Central Railroads of Louisiana and

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Improved Motor Truck of Gasoline Car Texas. While the latest motor truck maintains thebuilders standard motor car principles, the new designis the result of nine years experience of some fiftyrailroads using this equipment. The efficiency of drive,96 per cent, is the same as the earlier cars, but upkeepand maintenance are materially reduced. The valueof even the first designs is shown by the fact that aseven-year old car recently covered more than 5000miles in one month and earned $117 per day at a totaloperating charge of 14 cents per mile. Among the features of the new power truck are:integral steel casting side frames; M. C. B. wheels andaxles; driving box which can be removed without drop-ping the wheels; inclosure of machinery and all moving red hot; increased number of friction elements in mul-tiple-disk clutch to give more positive action and greaterefficiency, and use of the stronger herringbone gear in-stead of the ordinary involute spur gear. One of the most interesting nove

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Tagged: , bookid:electricrailway431914newy , bookyear:1908 , bookdecade:1900 , bookcentury:1900 , booksubject:Electric_railroads , bookpublisher:_New_York__McGraw_Hill_Pub__Co , bookcontributor:Smithsonian_Libraries , booksponsor:Smithsonian_Libraries , bookleafnumber:169 , bookcollection:smithsonian

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