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1948 - Dr. Walter J. Teskey built model substation for engineers

RAILROAD SUBSTATION

CD 2478060 E&MP12.039

Electric Appliances & Apparatus

April 11, 1948

When the Westinghouse Electric Corporation was asked to build a substation that could be mounted on a railroad car, engineers wanted a model so they could better visualize how the parts would fit together.

Dr. Walter J. Teskey, Wilkinsburg, Pa., chiropodist, made one in his spare time, working entirely from preliminary plans.

The model guided engineers in construction of the full-sized equipment which enabled power to be taken from a system at any point where transmission lines and railroads were close together. 


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