Sprague, Frank J. (Frank Julian), 1857-1934

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Dates:
Birth 1857-07-25
Death 1934-10-25

Biographical notes:

Frank Julian Sprague (1857-1934) was an inventor and engineer known as the "father of electric traction" for his creation of the first city-wide electric streetcar system and the development of the multiple-unit system for electric railroads.

From the description of Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122363989

From the guide to the Frank J. Sprague papers, 1874-1939, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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Subjects:

  • Railroads--Automatic train control
  • Electric railroads
  • Transportation engineering
  • Street-railroads
  • Electrification
  • Elevators
  • Urban transportation
  • Railroads--Electrification

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  • Inventors
  • Engineers

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