Business & Finance: Electrified Pennsy R. R.

Whoever has traveled on electrified railroads can appreciate last week's decision of the Pennsylvania Railroad to electrify its 11,000 miles of track.

The Pennsy already operates an electrified suburban service out of Philadelphia. This is similar to the suburban lines of the Illinois Central at Chicago.

The Pennsy terminal at Manhattan is also electrified. Steam trains cannot linger underground in the tunnels that Manhattan traffic necessitates. So from Hell Gate, where the Pennsylvania connects with New England lines, to Manhattan Transfer in New Jersey, where steam locomotives replace electric ones for the long Pennsylvania hauls south and west, and to Long Island City...

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