Invention of Electric Railway



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Y/M/D Description Place
1907/00/00 Cos Cob Power Station is built, 1905-1907, to supply electricity for the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's electrified mainline between New York and New Haven. The first mainline electric railroad in America to use alternating current (AC). Cos Cob Power Station, Greenwich
1907/07/00 Westinghouse, Church, Kerr and Co (Westinghouse Electric's construction subsidiary) completes the Cos Cob Power Station to supply power for New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's electrified mainline between Stamford and Woodlawn. Cos Cob Power Station, Greenwich
1930/09/03 Thomas Edison drives an Lackawanna Railroad, New Jersey Transit predecessor, electric train from Hoboken Terminal to South Orange station. South Orange Station, South Orange
1937/12/00 Electric Locomotive No 4859 is manufactured by the Pennsylvania Railroad's Altoona Shops. Electric Locomotive No 4859, Harrisburg Central Railroad Station and Trainshed

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