Derby Horse Railway and the world"s first electric freight locomotive

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New Haven Colony Historical Society , [New Haven]
Derby Horse Railway -- History., Street-railroads -- Connecticut., Electric locomotives -- Connect



StatementJohn R. Stevens.
LC ClassificationsTF725.D47 S74 1987
The Physical Object
Pagination65 p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2477189M
LC Control Number87209852

The world's first standard-gauge electric freight locomotive was put into service on the Derby Horse Railway, between the Derby Dock and Ansonia. The electrification of this line was commenced by the Van Depoele Electric Mfg. and completed by the Thomson-Houston Electric Co.

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According to an lecture at the Maryland Institute by John H.B. Latrobe, a dramatic race between a horse and a little railroad engine would.

The collection was created by Thomas Scotton, the first photographer employed at the works inand his successors. Derby Locomotive Works was constructed in for the North Midland Railway, and in the years that followed 2, steam engines were built there for the Midland, LMS and British Railways. Derby took back the construction for D - D with the final locomotive delivered to traffic in Maythe last of 1, diesel locomotives built at Derby Works.

Although D was the final diesel locomotive built at Derby, the Works completed one more 'locomotive' order, for six electric non-driving motor coaches to power the six.

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The world's first steam-powered passenger railroad was the Stockton & Darlington Railway, operating 25 miles of track through Darlington in the North East of England.

In SeptemberRobert Stephenson & Co. completed the first steam locomotive for the railway, named Locomotion. The world's first electric locomotive was a battery-powered locomotive built in by chemist Robert Davidson of Aberdeen, Scotland.

The first serious test didn't come untilhowever, when Davidson built a larger model and operated it at the Royal Scottish Society of Arts Exhibition. - Hejaz Railway opened. - The world's first diesel locomotive (a diesel-mechanical locomotive) was operated in the summer of on the Winterthur–Romanshorn railway in Switzerland.

- Articulated trams, invented and first used by the Boston Elevated Railway. - First diesel powered railcar enters service in Sweden.

The first electric railway in Connecticut began running between Ansonia and Derby in Trolley service ended in [/caption] The world's first commercially used electric locomotive began operating in between a dock on the Housatonic River in Derby and the mills in Ansonia.

This locomotive is preserved at the Shore Line Trolley. SLM, MFO/BBC Ae 8/14 for Switzerland SBB, 10, horsepower. For a time after it debuted at the Swiss Exhibition, the Ae 8/14 was the most powerful locomotive in the world.

The Pacific Electric Railway Company, nicknamed the Red Cars, was a privately owned mass transit system in Southern California consisting of electrically powered streetcars, interurban cars, and buses and was the largest electric railway system in the world in the s.

Organized around the city centers of Los Angeles and San Bernardino, it connected cities in Los Angeles County, Orange. The first public railway as we know it today carrying passengers and freight was the Stockton & Darlington Railway in Bywhen the Midland Counties Railway became the first railway to reach my home town of Derby, a considerable mileage of.

As railroads around the world haul larger quantities of freight efficiently, the title of world's largest locomotive has often been passed to new generations of rolling stock. Currently, with what information is published, the most powerful articulated and single unit locomotive is the 2ES10S (3ES10), the strongest-pulling is the IORE, and the heaviest is the Union Pacific Coal GTEL.

Ipswich railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line in the East of England, serving the town of Ipswich, is 68 miles 59 chains ( km) down the line from London Liverpool Street and, on the main line, it is situated between Manningtree to the south and Needham Market to the north.

Rail transport (also known as train transport) is a means of transferring passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, which are located on contrast to road transport, where the vehicles run on a prepared flat surface, rail vehicles (rolling stock) are directionally guided by the tracks on which they usually consist of steel rails, installed on ties (sleepers.

America’s first steam locomotive lost a race to a horse. Inthe Baltimore and Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. company granted a charter for transporting both passengers and freight. Brush manufactured various diesel and electric locomotives for the British railway network: Class 30 "Brush Type 2" mixed-traffic diesel locomotive (Mirlees-powered).; Class 47 "Brush Type 4" mixed-traffic diesel locomotive (manufacture shared with BR).; Class 48 "Brush Type 4" mixed-traffic diesel locomotive; Class 53 "Falcon" prototype diesel locomotive.

A gas turbine-electric locomotive (GTEL) is a locomotive that uses a gas turbine to drive an electric generator or alternator, producing an electric current which is used to power traction motors.

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Indian Railways operationalises its most powerful HP made in India locomotive. Proud moment for Indian Railways, as it became 6th country in the world to join the elite club of producing high horse power locomotive indigenously.

It is the first time, high horse power locomotive has been operationalised on broad gauge track in the world. The first full-scale working railway steam locomotive, was the 3 ft ( mm) gauge Coalbrookdale Locomotive, built by Trevithick in It was constructed for the Coalbrookdale ironworks in Shropshire in the United Kingdom though no record of it working there has survived.

On 21 Februarythe first recorded steam-hauled railway journey took place as another of Trevithick's locomotives. Electric Railroad. World Book Encyclopedia. 6th edition. Chicago:World Book, "Most electric locomotives weigh between and short tons (90 and metric tons) and provide about to horsepower ( to kilowatts)." – MW: Pennsylvania Railroad Diesel Locomotive Pictorial Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives.

Withers. Hornby 00 Gauge V LNER Class A3 Book Law Steam Locomotive. The Metropolitan-Vickers Type 2 Co-Bo Diesel-Electric Locomotives: From Design to Destruction (Locomotive Portfolio Diesel and Electric) The Middleton Colliery Railway, Leeds: Built First Steam Locomotives by Middleton Railway Preservation Society.

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Although steam locomotives existed elsewhere in the world, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) originally relied on horses to pull its passenger and freight trains. Ininventor and businessman Peter Cooper developed and built a small coal-burning steam locomotive that was suitable for the B&O's planned right of way and track.

The passenger locomotive was very speedy and hauled as many as ninety persons at a time. Many thousands of passengers traveled over the road during The freight locomotive was not so speedy, but could pull heavy trains at a good speed.

Taken altogether, this early: electric railway made a great advance toward modern practice as it exists. The protest train weighing around 1, tons and consisting of colourful freight locomotives with an installed electric power of aroundkilowatts was hauled by just one locomotive.

The train crossed the government quarter before continuing its trip through the east, southeast, south and west of the capital. This was the first outing of the world’s first public passenger steam train. By Stephenson’s new locomotive, the Rocket, which could achieve a speed of 36 miles per hour, was operating on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in Lancashire with other ‘iron horses’ built in the factory he had now opened in Newcastle.

A horse-drawn railway coach from the late 18th century. Wikimedia. 2) The Power of Steam. It wasn’t until that the train as we know it began to take shape. Made in England and powered using coal and water, the steam locomotive was faster than its horse-powered predecessor (reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour) but not very convenient.

The first full-scale working railway steam locomotive was built by Richard Trevithick in It was constructed for the Coalbrookdale ironworks in Shropshire in the United Kingdom though no record of it working there has survived. On 21 Februarythe first recorded steam-hauled railway journey took place as another of Trevithick's locomotives hauled a train from the Pen-y-darren.Railway Wonders of the World was a weekly magazine published in This site shares the entire content of this work along with material from other sources.

Electric freight loco No. France’s first locomotive () French State Railways loco No. Micheline motor-coach Renault 8-wheel motor-coach.Steam locomotive. First was the evolution of the railroad: the combination of the steam locomotive and a permanent travel way of metal rails.

Experiments in this conjunction in the first quarter of the 19th century culminated in the Stockton & Darlington Railway, opened inand a further five years of experience with steam locomotives led to the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which.