A case for electrification has been made by General Electric Co. Over a 30-year period, electrification of a thousand miles of high-volume railroad line could produce a savings of $1.5 billion. New incentives for electrification include technology to operate locomotives at 50 kv, 60 Hz which means fewer substations; thyrister-controls for locomotives; rising diesel fuel costs; and increasing interest by utilities to gain railroads as customers through electrification.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1973-5

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  • Pagination: 3 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00046307
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1974 12:00AM