US843418A - Single-rail electric overhaed railway with suspended vehicle. - Google Patents

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US843418A
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No 843,418. PATENTED FEB. 5, 1907.

, H. ROMANOFF. SINGLE RAIL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

APPLICATION FILED Win21. 1905.

No. 848,418. PATENTED FEB. 5, 1907. H. ROIMA'NOFFI SINGLE RAIL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

LPPLIUATION FILED JUNE 1. 1905.

7 EHBBTS-SHEBT 2.

PATENTED FEB. 5, 1907.

H. ROMANOFF. SINGLE RAIL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

APPLIUATION FILED JUNE 111906.

7 SHBETS 'SHBET 3.

No. 843,418. PATEN'TED FEB. 5, 1907. H. ROMANOFF.

SINGLE RAIL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

APPLIOATIQN FILED JUNE 1. 1905.

N0- 843,41B. PATBNTED FEB. 5, 1997.

H. ROMANOFP. SINGLE RAIL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

APPLIGATION FILED JUNE 1. 1905,

7 SHEETS-SHEET 6.

fizz/e 72250 7".

PVATENTED FEB. 5, 1907.

H. RUMANUFF. 31mm; HAlL 1450mm OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

APPLICATION FILED JUNE 1.. N05,

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H. ROMANOPP. IL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

SINGLE RA APPLICATION TILED JUNE 1,1905.

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HlPPOliYTlC ROMANOFF, OF CT. lll'll'l ltSB lllt G, h. SSIA.

SlNGLE-RAlL ELECTRIC OVERHEAD RAILWAY WITH SUSPENDED VEHICLE.

Specification of Letters Patent.

Bntented Feb. 5, 190".

Application filed June 1, 1905. Sin-lid No.2 'i1h3t4.

To all whom it may comment:

Be it known that I, HIPPOLYTE ROMAN on, a subject of the Em eror of Russia, and n resident of St. Peters )urg, Russia, (my postofiice address being 22 Fontankn, St. letersburg,) have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Single-Rail Electric Overheed Railways with Suspended Vehicles of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to an improved eonstruetion in eleetrie single-rail overhead railways with suspended vehicles.

The invention has for its ohjeet to ohtiiin in railways of this kind the greates possihhsecurity against derailment. This is etfected by the peculiar construotion oi the Wheel-frames and the manner in whi'oh the vehicles are suspended, so that the rollingstoek can only become derailed on the shunttaneous frertnre of several parts of the movable wheel-Frames. At the same time the propulsion of the wheel-frames is elieeted hy a comparatively small propelling force, as the running-wheels have no ilenges and are constructed with special elastic tires, whereby the detrimental 'i'riotion of the wheel -tire against the rail is prevented and the (ZOIICUSF sions are roduoed. Lastly, the eleotromotor employed is of such construction that for operating the same only a comparatively sinnil amount of electrical energy is required, so that the weight of the motor can he kept comperetively smell.

The improved construction is shown on the accompanying drawings.

Figure 1 shows 'a side View of the overheadrailwev with the suspended vehi: to. his. 3, an end view thereof; Fig. 3, an end view of part of the wheoldreniep Fig. 4, the same view of the wheel-frame, but with'iin nltcrvd inclinednn'engement of the guide-rollers; Fig. 5, a side view of the wheel-frame Fig". (i, n pl on view of the frame carrying thevehirle;

- Fig. 7, a section on line C D, Fig. 6; Fig. Q, a section on line A B, Fig. 6; Fig. 9, n. longitudinal section. of the electroinotor; Fig. 10, av cross-section of the same.

The railway rests, hy means of st :indnrds 1. upon the foundation 1 and consists of trnnsverse hearers 3 and of longitudinnl girders 4 fixed to the letter. ()11 the upper llnlne'o oi the girder is fixed the rail 5, Figs. 3 and 4. ()n the topolthe mil 5 run t he (lliVlliI-Wl10iilS 16 and. runnirig-wheels in of tho n'lHl'l-ll'ztl'fit end at the sides tin-root" the lnn'izontiil or in- 'ined uide rollers 7, which serve to prevent the deruiline oi the \vhooi-hmnes. To the hotloni (hinge oi the girder 4 is riveted a troziglnslmped lir-ann R, the side llztnges ot whi-h scrx o as guides for t he lower horizontal side ro h rs t) of the wherl-t'rinne. The rnii 5 is lixrd to iln girder Iiy moons of rhilnps 1t and lmlts ti and together with the bottom lllttln S greatly iiurmises the strength and safety of the girder.

The vohiole is suspended from two wheelframes, each of which tonsists of on upper frame 12, Figs. .3. 4, and 5, and a. lower route 13. The upper frame 12 is carried h the hearings 1%,in whizh the axles l5" oi the running-wheel to and the axles 1.5 of the inotorwheels 6 run. Each axle 15 15 has two hearings H. In the ronstrlu-ti-ni shown ear h whool-irinno rontnins four axles l5 and 1.3. ()n the axles 15 are lixod the (l(..lI(ln'mtors l8. The whevt-l'rnme would, however, he provided with it dill'ervnt nnmher of l axles and heels in writing! t (llltilllslttZlUtS. To the upper irznno ll? :n'rriveted at top and at hottoni lseiweln the heels troughshnped stool lnzuns it) n ifh openings lhr the passage of the stool lnn's it).

The lower i'rn rc l3 onstitutes :1 box shaped l'rzin'e and also l ne: openings for the passage of the lower ends of the Inn's 20. which are scoured h screw-nuts '21, us are also the upper ends. The hers 20, Fig. :3, are so arranged that sour ol tl'ein are sitn ated near to the rail-girder, "while otl 01's tll't' situated further away. The objectof tlhi is to render the entire system strong: and light as the vohirle suspended from the lower Frame tends to bond asunder the wheellltl-Zttt, which is oi :tn open-loop shnpo, so thnt the hairs nearer the roll-girder are subject to e. tensions] strain, ul-ilo those situated inrthernweynrrsnhjcrled to minprcssion. On this HtKtflllIll' tho hers itunted l'nrthernnny from the girder are intnle oi snniller diameter and inelosed in steel tubes 22, whieh serve as distnnecepirres and stru ts between the upper and lower to ours. For reducing the notion n pen the hermit), caused in; the lateral stmins, diagonal ties are provided. lying in the same plane with. the liars 30 and suhjcrt to .1. tensionnl strain. In the oonstrnrtion shown ouch \vlieel-iriitne has three hairs 20 end two struts 32, each her and strut. living so t-eloib lnted us to he enpzihle of supporting the weight of the vehicle and its lond, so that the wheel-ironic can support at multiple ol the ire-- tusl load.

l l l l For maintaining the ecniilihriuni of the wheehfranie upon the line of ruil in the obsence of hinges on the wheels the up )0! and lower from es are provided with lateral rollers 7 and 9. which bear, respectively, upon the side surfaces of the rail 5 and of the troughshoped beam 8. There may be a greater or less number of the side rollers 7 and 2 new cording to cireun'istanccs. in the eons-truetion shown the wh eel-franie has tour rollers 7 and two rollers 9.

By re leeing the flanges of the wheels by means 0 horizontal or inclined rollers 7 and 9 an arrangement provided by n1enns of which the line of railway is gripped at three points. The possibility of dera iling ol' the wheel-frame without the simultaneous {ructure of several of its parts is therefore done away with. in addition, already anontioned, the frictional resistenre cuud by the ordinary flanged wheels is obviated.

The suspension arrangement of the vehicle is constructed as follows On the lower frame 13, Figs. 7 and 8, of t he wheel-ironic is riveted a bearing-ring 334 with yohe-piece 3.. The rings 34 have n eirculurgroove 36, in which run steel balls 37, Upon the ring 34 lies a turn-table 38, which also has a circular groove corresponding to the groove 36. In the middle of the turn-table 38 is formed an opening through which passes the pin 3.) of a screw-bolt 40;; screwed into the yoke 35. Froln the turn-table 38 is Suspender by means of bolts 41,11 spring-freine 42, which has at its ends bmeshaped beun'is 43, that are connected to the frame by means of ribs 44. The spring-sup ort of the frame 42 is eflected by means 0 the helical springs 45 and 46, which bear against the box-beam 43 and are compressed, by means of bolts 47. with washers 48. The up )er springs 45 are made stronger than the ower reguletingp springs 46. To the side surfaces of the beznn 43 are fixed, by means of the bolts, (not shown on the drawings) steel rods, from which the vehicle is directly suspended.

For the propulsion of the wheel-frames electroinotors are employed, as shown at Figs. 9 and 10, the armature 49 of which fixed directly upon the axle of the driving t wheel. The eloetronmgnets 50 are situated within the armature and. are ilXLtl by bolts 51 to the bearings of the driving-wheel axles. The eleetromotor has the weulinritr ti ii the armature 49 has at ooieiderehly greater dinineter than the drivinwwneel, so that the peripheral velocity of the mess ol' the arinw ture exceeds that ol the d'livilng-wlwel when running. The mass of the nrnnrture can therefore be comparatively snntll For :1. eertnin propelling power, and consequently the cleetroiuotor is of loss weight than with other eonstructirms. in addition the armature requires a less amount of energy ['or propelling the vehicle in (-onsmpienre of its or enter turning moment Lastly, the :tirert urtion oi the eleotronnitor upon the wheels wituout trnnsntissio'n-gezu enables it very econonirul eoiennnption ol energy to be at tuined.

l chain as my invention l. lo a suspended l'ull\\ iy-\'0l11(li l olsillgle-rail railways, n. \vheelJ'rnr-r consisting of upper ninl lower irnnes (-onnerted together by tie-hers und struts, our! as 31],22, of wt irh tire tie-bars 20111-0 situated nearer to the \ertienl plane passing through the rail and the nyizidle ol' the vehicle, then the struts 22, .so that the load on the wheel-[mum shrill put a tinision on the tiwbers and zt compression upon the struts, substnntinlly as deseriheul.

2. In it whet-Humane For a suspended single-rail rnilwey-ver irle, st turn-tnble such as bearing with antitriction'bells upon a. rin; riveted to the under frame 13 end having a central opening, through wLich passes the )in 35'! of a bolt 40 fixed to the yoke 35 lorined in one with the said ring, a boxsnaped lrume 42 with box-sheped beam 43 being suspended from the turn-table by means of bolts ilmn which henna are suspended with spring action the suepension-rods of the curringe-bmly, subste ntiully as described l n te tiu on w iuueol l have signed my nunze to this specification in the presence of two subscribing: witnesses,

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l\'. D. FUMIN, N. 'lsr'nnxonorn ROMA? I OFF.

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US2954743A (en) * 1958-07-02 1960-10-04 George C Henderson Monorail track and trolley
US3092040A (en) * 1960-01-22 1963-06-04 Sidney H Bingham Monorail constructions
US3092039A (en) * 1958-07-28 1963-06-04 Gen Steel Ind Inc Suspended railway systems
US3797409A (en) * 1970-09-14 1974-03-19 A Frech Resiliently supported aerial cableway car
US20040025738A1 (en) * 2000-09-08 2004-02-12 Chapman Lawrence Hugh Transportation system

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* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
US2954743A (en) * 1958-07-02 1960-10-04 George C Henderson Monorail track and trolley
US3092039A (en) * 1958-07-28 1963-06-04 Gen Steel Ind Inc Suspended railway systems
US3092040A (en) * 1960-01-22 1963-06-04 Sidney H Bingham Monorail constructions
US3797409A (en) * 1970-09-14 1974-03-19 A Frech Resiliently supported aerial cableway car
US20040025738A1 (en) * 2000-09-08 2004-02-12 Chapman Lawrence Hugh Transportation system
US6877439B2 (en) * 2000-09-08 2005-04-12 Lawrence Hugh Chapman Transportation system

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