AXLE COUNTERS DEFINE BLOCK SECTIONS IN ELECTRIFIED TERRITORY

Indian Railways has installed electronic axle counters in a section of railway line having 25 kv, 50 Hz electric traction. The railway had the requirement of increasing capacity on the double-track Grand Chord line from Mughalsarai to Asansol which carries a major portion of the country's vital coal traffic. Due to hilly terrain, construction of a third main track would have been difficult and costly. Steel ties are used extensively because wood ties are in short supply. Hence track circuiting on an extensive scale is difficult. It was decided to provide electronic axle counters for splitting up some of the block sections with intermediate signaling and thereby reducing headway between trains.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    P.O. Box 350
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Authors:
    • Gupta, K K
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00053862
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Railway System Controls
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1976 12:00AM