It is perhaps too early to say whether there will be any general trend towards one particular type of single-phase locomotive; existing types have certain advantages and disadvantages, and only extensive running will determine which, if any, type shows marked advantages over the others. The paper is confined mainly to the postwar developments in the design of Western European electric locomotives and their performances, and city services such as exist in France. The 50-cycle commutator, the three-phase squirrel cage and the d.c. motors are discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Davy, G V
  • Publication Date: 1955-1-14

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  • Accession Number: 00039532
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM