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Image from page 499 of "The Street railway journal" (1884)

Identifier: streetrailwayjo181901newy

Title: The Street railway journal

Year: 1884 (1880s)


Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads Transportation

Publisher: New York : McGraw Pub. Co.

Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries

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wer Station. As the company does not own prop-erty at this point, the site will have to be purchased, andthe exact position is therefore not yet determined. It willcontain two looo-kw and one 500-kw rotary converters,the maxinnnn load being 5800 amps. The Toni])kins Avenue and Fulton Street Station will be new system with the placing of its feeders underground.The recent imperative demands for greater power thancould be obtained from the companys stations has enforcedthe buying of current from other companies, and the mostnatural solution of the difficulties which beset the engineerswas to take the 6500-volt high-tension alternating-currentsupplied by the Kings County Electric Light & PowerCom])any. Idle railway company has adopted a standardsize of cable for all its high-tension work. This is a triplex,paper-insulated, lead-covered cah\e, each conductor havinga cross section of 250,000 circ. mils. These cables will belaid in terra-cotta ducts placed under the streets of the city.


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WOlVK ON THE FOUNDATION OF THE NEW THIRD AVENUE STATION, FROM A RECENT PHOTOGRAPH located on the companys property- on Fulton Street nearTompkins Avenue, in what was the old Tompkins Avenuedepot. It will contain three looo-kw and one 500-kw ro-tary converters, and the maximum load will be 7800 amps.This completes in a general way the entire intended powerdevelopment of the Brooklyn Heights Railroad Company,but, of course, before it is entirely completed there maybe minor changes made in the scheme and the possibleunderestimated augmentation in the traffic of certain sec-tions may produce the necessity of larger additions at thosepoints. THE FEEDER SYSTEMS Within the last year the company has inaugurated the The diagram on the next page shows in general the pro-posed arrangement and gives the number of ducts, loads inamperes, etc. A map is also given of the Borough of Brook-lyn, showing the districts which will be supplied by thesub-stations, and giving at a glance the general features



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