OFF-WIRE OPERATION

Off-wire propulsion can fill several needs, including the short-term need to avoid delays when stuck on an insulator, or to get around a defective switch or broken wire. It can be achieved with batteries, reciprocating engines, and with flywheels.

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    • This paper appeared in TRB Special Report 200, The Trolley Bus: Where It Is and Where It's Going. Based on the Workshop on Trolley Bus Applications, August 29-September 1, 1982, Seattle, Washington conducted by TRB and sponsored by UMTA. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
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    • Parkinson, Tom E
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  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 50-51
  • Monograph Title: THE TROLLEY BUS: WHERE IT IS AND WHERE IT'S GOING
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  • Accession Number: 00385276
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  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM