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Identifier: electricrailwayr17amer
Title: Electric railway review
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: American Street and Interurban Railway Association
Subjects: Street-railroads Electric railroads
Publisher: Chicago : Wilson Co
Contributing Library: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Digitizing Sponsor: Lyrasis Members and Sloan Foundation

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employmentof a thoroughly organized and competent department whichfor the time being it makes its own. The Boston Elevated Railway Company, which operatesan extensive system of elevated, surface and subway lines inBoston, Mass., has applied to the Boston municipal govern-ni-nt and to the selectmen of the suburb of Brookline forpermission to carry baggage, express and freight matter overits lines, as a common carrier, under the railroad laws of 1906. March 23. 1907. ELECTRIC RAILWAY REVIEW 385 REPORT OF A BOARD OF ENGINEERS ON NEW YORK CENTRAL LOCOMOTIVES AS RELATING TO THE WOODLAWN WRECK. Since the derailment of an electric train on the NewYork Central, near Woodlawn, on February 1G. an investiga-tion of the forces to which track is subjected by the opera-tion over it of the electric locomotives used by the New YorkCentral and of steam locomotives of the Atlantic type, hasbeen made by a board of experts. The board consisted ofrepresentatives of the New York Central, the General Elec-

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New York Central Woodlawn Wreck—Electric Locomotive trie Company and the American Locomotive Company and ofProfessors Swain and Allen of the Massachusetts Instituteof Technology. The result of the investigation is given as follows: Comparison Between Steam and Electric Locomotives on a 3- Degree Curve with V/2 Inches Superelevation. The statement has been published that there is noscience of curve mechanics. While this in a general way isa correct statement, it is nevertheless true that the subjecthas been quite fully discussed by Wellington in his Eco-nomic Theory of Railway Location (pages 281 to 313) andthe essential elements of the problem and methods of cal-culating indicated. Experimental determination of valuesfor the various constants entering into the problem is a i 21 Component of slipping in the direction of the tan-gent of track, due to unequal rail lengths inside and outside.(3) Net effect of centrifugal force (superelevation ofcuter rail considered). The locomotive mus

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