History of the first quarter century of railway electrification from about 1880 to 1905 is traced. From the Baltimore tunnel project of the Baltimore & Ohio, opened in 1895, to the Long Island Rail Road's Brooklyn, N.Y., project, the evolution of power supply, distribution and motive power is described. Simultaneous developments in France, Germany and Britain are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Part 7 of the Transactions held at Philadelphia for promoting useful knowledge.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Philosophical Society

    104 South Fifth Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19106
  • Authors:
    • Condit, C W
  • Publication Date: 1977-11

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  • Accession Number: 00170573
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Philosophical Society
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM