By Victor Appleton
American boys' fiction less than pseudonym utilized by the Stratemeyer Syndicate who produced Tom speedy sequence, Nancy Drew mysteries, the Hardy Boys, Dave Fearless and so forth.
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Additional info for Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive
As your tests will be made in the daytime, the company should be able to furnish the power you need," rejoined Mr. Swift. " "Forty−four hundred horsepower is a big demand," went on Tom. "I've got to have at least a three−thousand−volt direct−current to feed my motors. " The heavy work of setting the electrical parts of the locomotive had been finished the day previous, and the track− derrick was removed. Tom was engaged in adjusting the more delicate parts of the equipment and had merely stepped down from the cab to speak to Mr.
He did not believe that the marauder on the roof of the porch could have seen the flash of his shirt−sleeved arm. But he took no chance of being observed from outside by rising to his feet. On his hands and knees he crept away from the window, and out of the bathroom. Once there, he stood up, grabbed the portfolio, and without coat or vest and as he was, dashed out of the bedroom. He had been positive that nobody but himself was astir in the big house, and he was right. He did not punch the light button when he entered the library.
Asked Mary, curiously. "I have only had rigged here one trolley wire. There must be two attached alternately to the catenary cable. Such a form of twin conductor trolley will permit the collection of a heavy current through the twin contact of the pantagraph with the two trolley wires, and should assure a sparkless collection of the current at any speed. You noticed that when I took the sharper curves there was an aerial exhibition. " The fact that the Hercules 0001 was a going and apparently powerful draught engine satisfied most of the onlookers that Tom Swift was on the road to final and overwhelming success.
Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive by Victor Appleton