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A Frank Sprague Triumph: The Electrification of Grand Central Terminal [History]

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2 Author(s)
John L. Sprague ; John L. Sprague Assoc., Adams, MA, USA ; Joseph J. Cunningham

William Wilgus, Chairman of the Electric Traction Commission (ETC), which planned and supervised the early 1900s electrification of Grand Central Terminal in New York City, sent this warm, handwritten note to the widow of one of its most influential members, electrical inventor Frank J. Sprague, who had died seven years earlier. It accompanied a copy of Wilgus's record of the project, “The Grand Central Terminal in Perspective,” which had been published in the Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1941.

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IEEE Power and Energy Magazine  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 1 )