MAIN LINE ELECTRIFICATION COMING SOON? PART I

Four major reasons for possible main-line electrification in North America and three possible objections are discussed. The utility industry has begun to look on rail electrification as a potential market; railroads are interested in the potential increase in line capacity; high-voltage technology improves the economics of electrification; and there are ecological benefits. While U.S. railroads remain under private ownership, the economic factors predominate. This is Part I of two-part special report.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  USA  60603
  • Authors:
    • Shedd, T
  • Publication Date: 1971-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 40-43
  • Serial:
    • Modern Railroads
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: K-III Press, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0736-2064

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00057720
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 6 1974 12:00AM