The experience and costs of overseas electrifications are translated to Australian conditions in an attempt to forecast Australia's future outlook. (It is noted that the views expressed are those of the author, and not of the Commonwealth Department of Transport.) The author concludes that, while each individual case must be studied, in Australia it may well prove possible, when diesel fuel is 20 cents/litre, to electrify intercity main lines carrying as little as 7.5 million tonnes per year. But until electrification is somehow made simpler, more standard, and much less expensive--the general electrification of Railways of Australia main lines still seems a long way off.

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  • Pagination: p. 12-16

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  • Accession Number: 00311075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1980 12:00AM