Russian Developed Electric Rail and Street Lamps

Russian electrical engineer Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov developed electric rail and street lamps as commissioned by the Russian government as a means of illuminating the MoscowóKursk rail line for travel by the Tsar in 1876. “Yablochkov candle” was an arc lamp with consumable carbon electrodes that operated on alternating current, and used as street lighting across Russia and Europe prior to the invention of mercury vapour lamps.

Date:
      1876
Name(s):
      Pavel Nikolayevich Yablochkov
Occupation:
      Electrical Engineer
Location:
      Russia

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