The article deals with specific features of the operation of electrified railways in the USSR. It contains a summary of the operational experience gained as well as an assessment of the reliability and economic efficiency of electric traction. A comparative analysis is made of electric versus diesel-electric motive power in terms of fuel energy consumption. Ways and means are outlined to improve power supply installations and electric motive power. Also future possibilities of electric traction to increase railway carrying capacities are described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    International Railway Congress Association

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  • Authors:
    • Serdinov, S M
  • Publication Date: 1981-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 8-22
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00334500
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 9 1981 12:00AM