• Pacific Electric locos with just one pole?

  • General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.
General discussion about fallen trolley and interurban lines in North America, past and present.

Moderator: Aa3rt

  by 3rdrail
 
The poles were only used to activate signals such as crossing bells, gates, etc.

  by Warren Thompson
 
3rdrail wrote:The poles were only used to activate signals such as crossing bells, gates, etc.
My mistake. I should have referred to PE electric locomotives.

  by 3rdrail
 
Motors.

  by Warren Thompson
 
3rdrail wrote:Motors.
Motors, schmotors .... :wink: In fact, the PE box/freight/baggage motors had two poles, while the steeple-cab locomotives had but one.

  by Ken W2KB
 
Warren Thompson wrote:
3rdrail wrote:Motors.
Motors, schmotors .... :wink: In fact, the PE box/freight/baggage motors had two poles, while the steeple-cab locomotives had but one.
Less expensive or would the non-used pole conflict with a boxcar coupled to that end of the locomotive? So the pole could be rotated for direction of travel.