McKee Station - Page 3

 
Fairbanks Morse Engine and Dynamo

FAIRBANKS MORSE TYPE T

DIRECT CURRENT DYNAMO

Some busier Transit stations had electric lights and this dynamo came from the Tiona, PA National Transit station where it was mounted in a box outside the building with a line shaft extending to it.  Wires ran to the lights inside but sparks from the dynamo were kept away from the crude oil. It now lights McKee Station using the original rheostat and meter.  The engine is a Fairbanks Morse, Type T, with the special heavy electric lighting flywheels, throttle governor, water pump and multifeed lubricator.  Although this engine would not be typical of a Transit station, it completes our display here. 

 

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