ELECTRIC TRACTION IN FRANCE, OR THE GRATUITOUS RESULTS OF RESEARCH

After a brief look backwards, the author puts the speed of developments in his particular field into its true perspective; he dwells on the objectives of research, the state of mind in which it should be carried out which is not always that of pure logic; he shows that the results obtained were not always those sought and have often been unexpected and full of consequences which were originally unforeseen. However, two conditions must be fulfilled to achieve this: knowledge of the potentialities of a new technique and awareness of new requirements. Mr. Tessier then quotes four such examples in the following areas: single-phase traction and adhesion, semi-conductor power rectifiers and multi-current locomotives, electric traction and thermic traction. And he concludes by stating that there is no doubt that technical resources will contine to provide the railway industry with the elements that are necessary to maintain its vitality.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Francais

    92 rue Bonaparte
    75 Paris 6e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • TESSIER, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-1

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00054638
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1974 12:00AM