Third rail and trolley system of the West Jersey and Seashore Railroad

J. V. B. Duer
1915 Proceedings of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers  
OF PAPER The paper recites the details and cost of construction of the contact systems as originally installed and subsequently modified and extended, including third rail, third rail insulators, protec tion, joint and cross bonding, track bonding and trolley struc ture. Operating experiences, as creepage of third rail, sleet formation on third rail, deterioration of rail bonds and deten tions to train movements chargeable to failure of these struc tures, are related. The cost of maintaining
more » ... t of maintaining the various con tact structures for seven consecutive years, in cost per single track mile per year, is presented. Results of actual measure ment of third rail and track resistances are also £iven.
doi:10.1109/paiee.1915.6590212 fatcat:csbhsaite5ebjg7ywsu2cywa7i