THE SPREAD OF SINGLE-PHASE CURRENT (25 OR 50 KV) IN SOUTH AFRICA

A 25 OU 50 KV, LA PERCEE DU MONOPHASE EN AFRIQUE DU SUD

The first of a series of articles on South African Railways (SAR) which have a vast electrified network using 3 kV direct current. Recently they have also adopted 25 kV single-phase current ("coal line" from Broodsnyerplass to Richard's Bay) and 50 kV single-phase current ("iron line" from Sishen to Saldanha Bay), after realizing the value of single-phase electrification in terms of flexibility and performance.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also covered on pp 39-42, No. 1776, January 15, 1981 issue.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Editions NM

    11 rue de Milan
    Paris 9e,   France 
  • Publication Date: 1981-1-8

Language

  • French

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 4-11
  • Serial:
    • Vie du Rail
    • Issue Number: 1775
    • Publisher: Editions NM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331509
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM