In keeping with previous Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Conferences, the transnational character of the 1972 meeting in Jacksonville was retained with the presentation of papers by Candian, Swedish, German, French, and Japanese engineers, suppliers of traction equipment, and representatives of locomotive builders. The emphasis in this year's conference, in contrast with those of 1970 and 1971, was more on the nuts-and-bolts aspects of locomotive traction and system electrification. Thus there was a minimum of dwell time on automatic train operation (ATO) and the highly sophisticated computer-controlled systems presently in use on a number of overseas rail lines. In fact, two of the conference's sessions were listed under the headings of "adhesion" and "electrification."

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  • Authors:
    • Friedlander, G D
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 63-66
  • Serial:
    • IEEE Spectrum
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
    • ISSN: 0018-9235

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: IEEE Spectrum
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1973 12:00AM