Image from page 48 of "The street railway review" (1891)
Title: The street railway review
Publisher: Chicago : Street Railway Review Pub. Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation
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DIRECT CONNECTED UNIT IN ELGIN IOWER STATION. great credit for his persistent efforts in pushing through andsecuring capital for this undertaking, and the soundness ofhis judgment has already been demonstrated by the traffic. The interurban route north of Geneva is owned by theCifipeiitersville, Elgin & Aurora Railway, of which the offi-cers are ). B. Lane, president; D. B. Sherwood, secretary ;and E. D. Waldron, treasurer. It was built last spring, andcnjoNs a line traffic. There are practically two divisions ofthe road, one extending north from Elgin to Dundee andCarpcntcrs\ illc tlirec miles, the other extending south toSouth Elgin, Coleman, St. Cliailcs and (icnc\a, t\\el\c miles.
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ANDARl) IlOII.r.RS IN ELIilN IOWER SIATION. ^ticct5^ilWa^5\eymV luakiiij; in all tiftcfii mills of vallev supplied hy the roatl. Itis a siufjlc track road, gravel ballasted and laid with T-rails-Si<lc pole cotistruclioii is employed. Through Elgin the(racks of the Elgin City Railway are used. Upon comple-tion of the Aurora & (Jeneva Raikvay to Geneva, nextspring, there will be started a through baggage and expressser\ ice, for which there will be specially built ecpiipmcnts. The thing of greatest mechanical interest in connectionwith the equipment of this road is the Hall En*ine Coni-|)anys vertical cross compound direct connected engine inthe power house. Its dimensions are 17 and 30 inches by 16-inch stroke, and it runs at 200 revolutions. Its rated horse-power when condensing, is 400. The shaft is extended outon each side to two outboard hearings, ami on each end is aJ^i^-kilowatt General Electric railwa\ generator. The engineis 14 ft. feet high, 17 feet long and 91^ feet wi
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