This article discusses the relationship between North American railroad and electrification, a flirtation which the author describes as having gone on for 70 years. Canadian Pacific has been studying electrification for five years, having reached no conclusion except perhaps that no general conclusion is possible. It is noted that the best in electrification should be compared with the results possible with a comparable effort devoted to diesel power. It is important in such appraisal that consideration be given to what other forms of motive power might evolve in the 40-year life of a fleet of new electric locomotives. Discussed are the reasons electrification has been far more popular in Europe.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Railway Systems and Management Association

    181 East Lake Shore Drive
    Chicago, IL  United States  60611
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, K
  • Publication Date: 1974

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  • Pagination: p. A1-A5
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  • Accession Number: 00072948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 1975 12:00AM