REPORT ON THE VISIT TO THE USSR BY THE US ELECTRIFICATION DELEGATION

This report covers a two-week visit by a U.S. electrification delegation to the Soviet Union in May-June 1975 and is one of the technical exchanges between FRA and the Soviet Ministry of Railways. Since USSR Railways lead the world in electrification, the material in this report should be of interest to planners, managers and engineers. Major findings covered include: Extent of electrification, economics, voltage standards, locomotives, traction motor development, power conditioning, substations, power dispatching centers, pantograph/catenary. USSR Railways have 38,103 km of electrified route making up 27.7 percent of the total. Currently 51.2 percent of total traffic is carried on the electrified sections. Diagrams are given for many of the technical innovations studied.

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    Federal Railroad Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Jacenko, D
  • Publication Date: 1975

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: 127 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00128201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM