ELECTRIFICATION OF TRANSPORT

In the USSR, more than 40,000 km of main-line track have been electrified by now, nearly 35% of which works on 25 kV ac. The turn-over of freight, approximately 30% of the total world turn-over, is transported on electrified track in the USSR, in length less than 3% of the total rail network of the world. The electrified track of the USSR approximately 30% of the total track length, carries more than 50% of goods traffic of the USSR. An ac electrolocomotive of 7600 kW capacity is being developed for the Baikal-Amur trunk line. Work is under way to create electrolocomotives with brushless traction motors. The first batches of industrial shunting diesel locomotives of 2,000 HP (1471 kW), freight diesel locomotives of 4,000 HP (2942 kW), passenger diesel locomotives of 4,000 and 6,000 HP (2942 and 4413 kW) capacities have been built. A model of a freight diesel locomotive of 4,000 HP (TE120) capacity with ac transmission has been built and tested. Replacement of dc traction generators and motors by synchronous generators and induction motors, in this model, sharply raises the reliability and reduces the maintenance costs.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Allerton Press, Incorporated

    150 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10011
  • Authors:
    • Voronovskii, G P
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00334321
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM