South African Railways has put into service a new test car which is designed to speed the rate at which information may be gathered and processed. A roof bubble makes possible observation of overhead wire and pantograph interactions. The roof is fitted with its own pantograph for voltage measurements; radar equipment permits counting of wayside installations. Chart recorders, videotape and closed circuit television are also available. Parameters such as speed, acceleration, brake pipe pressure, can be recorded simultaneously. The test train, which includes also living facilities, it also used for substation testing.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

    P.O. Box 8308
    2000 Johannesburg,   South Africa 
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 14-15
  • Serial:
    • Railway Engineering
    • Volume: 71
    • Issue Number: 9
    • Publisher: Thomson Publications South Africa Proprietary Ltd

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM