Penn Central is the only survivor of first-generation electrifications and survives because of the same reasons that second-generation U.S. electifications might be built, high traffic density and speed. Costs are cited for PC's locomotive maintenance and for catenary. Results of electrified operation of the Japanese National Railways and Swedish State Railways are also discussed. The Swedish experience includes financial statistics for operation of the Narvik-Kiruna iron ore line which is comparable to North American operations in terms of its tonnages and train sizes.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Harley, E T
    • Misaka, K
    • Wenning, B
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072941
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 16 1975 12:00AM