ELECTRIC TRACTION ON BRITISH RAILWAYS DURING 1977 AND 1978

Outstanding events in the field of electric traction in 1977 and 1978 are reported. About 130 route km have been electrified. At the end of 1978 the whole electrified network has been extended to about 3770 route km (25/6.25 kv 50-Hz single phase ac and 1.5 kv dc) comprising 21% of the whole network of BR. About 56% of all gross ton km have been hauled by electric traction. A survey of electrified lines deals with the dates when they became operational and with the lines actually being equipped. Stock numbers (312 electric locomotives, 2090 EMU), deliveries (133 EMU) and orders (201 EMU) of electric motive units are pointed out as well as their lines of structural development. The state and further development of traction power supply facilities are described. A survey is included of BR tests in electrical engineering and of its participation in national and international associations.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag R Oldenbourg

    Rosenheimer Strasse 145
    Munich 80,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Taylor, K
  • Publication Date: 1980-5

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  • Pagination: p. 114-123
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331494
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM