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. Electric railway journal . ssistant Electrical EiiRinror New Yoik Public SciviceCommission First District ASA RESULT of the subway accident which oc-AA curred Jan. 6, 1915, when a cable blow-out pro-duced smoke and fire which resulted in the tying-up of the subway system in New York City and the in-juring of a number of passengers, a great number ofsafety precautions have been put into effect in the newlyarranged systems. These are designed to afford themaximum amount of safety for passengers, combinedwith the greatest assurance of continuity of operation. During maximum load hours the headw

. Electric railway journal . ssistant Electrical EiiRinror New Yoik Public SciviceCommission First District ASA RESULT of the subway accident which oc-AA curred Jan. 6, 1915, when a cable blow-out pro-duced smoke and fire which resulted in the tying-up of the subway system in New York City and the in-juring of a number of passengers, a great number ofsafety precautions have been put into effect in the newlyarranged systems. These are designed to afford themaximum amount of safety for passengers, combinedwith the greatest assurance of continuity of operation. During maximum load hours the headw Stock Photo
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. Electric railway journal . ssistant Electrical EiiRinror New Yoik Public SciviceCommission First District ASA RESULT of the subway accident which oc-AA curred Jan. 6, 1915, when a cable blow-out pro-duced smoke and fire which resulted in the tying-up of the subway system in New York City and the in-juring of a number of passengers, a great number ofsafety precautions have been put into effect in the newlyarranged systems. These are designed to afford themaximum amount of safety for passengers, combinedwith the greatest assurance of continuity of operation. During maximum load hours the headway is fromone minute to one and one-half minutes between ten-cartrains, which are usually jammed to the doors withpassengers. In case of anaccident or a protracteddelay between stations ithas been found almost im-possible to prevent pas-sengers from leaving thetrains and making theirway along the tracks to thenearest station. In order tosafeguard passengers whenthey are walking on thetracks in such a case, pro- 5 e c + i o n. DIAC.RAM OF THE SECTIOXALIZIXG OP THETHIRn-RAIL SYSTEM vision has been made for turning off the power atnumerous points along the line. Blue lights, which in-dicate the location of these emergency stations, havebeen installed on the same circuit as the tunnel lighting,which is independent of the third-rail power circuit. Aspecial alternating-current feeder has been installed fortunnel and station lighting with provision, by means ofan automatic changeover switch, to connect this circuitto the third rail in case the alternating-current feederbreaks down. The blue lights are so arranged and is always visible from anyheads of all train crews areinstructed that in case ofan accident or fiire they areimmediately to get off theirtrains and look for one ofthese blue lights. They arethen to proceed to this lo-cation, where they will finda small red box which iscalled the EmergencyAlarm Pull Box. By theopening of this box and thereleasing of a lever, cur- located t

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