The railroad electrification is examined from the viewpoints of competitive position, load characteristic, service requirements and facility design. Summaries of foreign developments are presented. Potential electrified railway load magnitudes and characteristics are considered. Service techniques are recommended and possible characteristics for railroad substations, switching, and overhead power delivery facilities are presented. There are no insurmountable technical problems associated with servicing anticipated railway loads, and the electric locomotive's many benefits make it a strong competitor for moving tomorrow's trains.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    3 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Ross, B A
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Accession Number: 00043016
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 70 TP 676-PWR Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 2 1973 12:00AM