Central station electric power for railroad operation

Author(s): Frederick Darlington
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 August 1912
Volume: 31
Page(s): 1,729 - 1,739
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1912.6660281



Every engineering operation seeks to accomplish some practical result, which is measured by its financial worth or capacity to earn money by saving labor in doing something useful. There are no exceptions to this, but for railroad work, which will be the subject tonight, we often have to look further and deeper for the full measure of worth, than is usual in any other matters with which I am familiar.