Discussion on “the log of the new haven electrification.” New York, December 11, 1908

Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 May 1909
Volume: 28
Page(s): 342 - 397
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1909.6659648



President Ferguson: The American Institute of Electrical Engineers is to be congratulated in having as a member, a man who is so willing to come forward and frankly state the actual experience he has had in the construction and operation of so new, so important, and so untried an undertaking. I think we owe it to him to show our appreciation of the work he has done by giving full discussion to his paper: first, as to the major and minor faults that have been experienced in the system and of the corrections that have so far been applied, and of the possible corrections that may come in the future; secondly, as to whether this system, as designed and constructed will fill the requirements of the entire electrification of the road from New York to Boston, as we understand is contemplated by the railroad; thirdly, as to whether this system as designed and constructed will fill the requirements of the electrification of terminals in our large cities, taking into consideration the handling of the through and suburban passenger traffic as well as the switching and hauling of the freight traffic.