The Transport World Volume 19

The Transport World Volume 19

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: an absolute impossibility. It cannot be denied that tramway managers have done a great deal to reduce the dangers that are ever present to pedestrians_where a coinpa.ratively fast service of electric trams has to be maintained through crowded streets. That something still remains to be done is shown by the fact that accidents of a more or less serious nature constantly occur. It is evident that the space between the hanging gate and the tray of the lifeguard offers more or less of a trap, and some steps should be taken to protect this most dangerous opening. The requirement appears to be met by the Philipson patents which comprise a collapsible side gate, which in no way interferes with the ordinary working of the lifeguard; at the same time it would, in all probability, have prevented such an accident as the one quoted. The Philipson lifeguards (which have been described in these pages) have been w0rking'very satisfactorily for some fotir years. The first car fitted at Bolton has been known to have saved three lives. It is running to-day and, for all practical purposes, is as good as ever. During the past two years. 40 cars have been fitted at Bolton and, although several accidents have occurred. in no case has the victim been so injured as to require medical assistance. This system has also been in operation at Valthamst0w and Exeter. In the former place, 32 cars have been in operation for some ten montlts and, up to the time of writing. no report of an accident has reached us. Top Covers and Narrow (lallge.--l-Ialifax is the latest town awaiting the sanction of the Board of Trade to the use of top-covered cars on narrow gauge lines. The Board of Trade, the Tramways Committee believe, will assent to the use of the car on all...
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  • Paperback | 478 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986369
  • 9781236986368