THYRISTOR VOLTAGE CONTROLS USED FOR METROLINER PROPULSION

The electric control and propulsion systems on Penn Central Metroliner trains are discussed. Systems can accelerate a train to 150 mph in about 3 min and automatically apply motoring or braking force as needed to hold the selected speed. Power is taken from the 11,000 v a-c catenary by a pantograph and passed through the main transformer, which is rated at 1370 kva. Power for traction is varied by a-c line switches and an a-c thyristor switch. The motor for each axle is part of a Tracpak drive, which consists of a d-c motor and a gear assembly.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1971-2

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  • Accession Number: 00043025
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 27 1973 12:00AM