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Object ID XX.2010.19
Object Name Shoe, Third Rail
Collection Object/Artifact Collection
Date 20th Century
Description Steel U-shaped contact shoe. Contacts third rail power to subway cars. Domed side of shoe rides above third rail to make contact. Stem end of shoe mounts to truck and adjusts up and down while train is in motion.
Dimension Details 12 1/2-in. OL x 7 1/8-in. OW x 2 1/2-in. OD
Material Steel
Subjects Contact shoe
Third rail
Electrical apparatus
Subways--Electric equipment--New York (State)--New York.
Search Terms Shoe, Contact
Electrical apparatus
Number of images 1.0