The paper gives a brief account of the investigation and development work done by the Indian Railways in close collaboration with Indian manufacturers of aluminium conductors and fittings in evolving suitable substitutes of cadmium-copper catenary wire, grooved copper contact wire, copper dropper wires and fittings, as used in the conventional simple polygonal type of 25 kV a.c. traction overhead equipment. Two short lengths of the first aluminium-alloy traction overhead equipment have been under service trial on one of the busy main lines between Calcutta and New Delhi for the past six or seven years. Large-scale trial installations on all the zonal Railways equipped with 25 KV a.c. traction are in hand.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Savoy Place
    London WC2R 0BL, NY  England  10016-5997
  • Authors:
    • Mukerjee, M N
    • Sandaranarayanan, C A
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 665-669
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 126
    • Issue Number: 7

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00302135
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 19 1979 12:00AM