NORTHEAST CORRIDOR HIGH SPEED RAIL PASSENGER SERVICE IMPROVEMENT STUDY. TASK 5. ELECTRIFICATION

The report describes existing equipment and physical conditions within the Corridor. After establishing performance objectives and design standards for the upgrading of existing systems and the construction of new electrification facilities, it examines the voltage and frequency alternatives available and identifies the most cost-effective solution. Estimated costs, for each alternative are presented. Environmental aspects are referenced, alternative traction power supply and distribution systems are reviewed, and the status and dynamics of catenary systems are analyzed from first principles. The report closes with an economic analysis of the electrification alternatives.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • See also report on Task 1 dated Apr 75, PB-243 419.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Bechtel Incorporated

    Gaithersburg, MD  United States 

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Sutcliffe, H
    • Williams, J S
    • Thomet, M A
    • White, D W
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-16

Media Info

  • Pagination: 291 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092391
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: BECHTEL-11023-5 Final Rpt., FRA/ONECD-75/5
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-40027
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1976 12:00AM