The author proposes consideration of d-c electrification and third-rail distribution for extensions of British Railway's Southern Region electrified operation. With this he would expand the working of multiple-unit trainsets and introduce a tractor unit, a compromise between locomotive-hauled and true multiple-unit trains. He notes that ac electrification is favored if all trains are locomotive-hauled since substations are carried on the locomotives and can be utilized fully. For various reasons locomotive-hauled stock is not suitable for suburban service. He proposes an improved 1500-volt dc conductor rail mounted between the running rails and suggests solutions for problems occasioned by switchwork.

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    Ian Allan Limited

    Terminal House
    Shepperton, Middlesex  England  TW17 8AS
  • Authors:
    • OGILVIE, J
  • Publication Date: 1975-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 370-374
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 32
    • Issue Number: 324
    • Publisher: Ian Allan Publishing, Limited
    • ISSN: 0026-8356

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  • Accession Number: 00127850
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM