ELECTRIC TRACTION DEVELOPMENT BOOSTS ECONOMY AND RELIABILITY

By 1975 USSR Railways operated 38,103 route-km of electrification with 2,000 km handling over 100 million net tons annually. After 50 years of progressive electri- fication, the pace of technical innovation is faster than ever, and the reliability of equipment has greatly improved in the past decade. Auto-transformer feeding on AC lines and the use of 6 kV DC are now seen as essential if 10,000-ton trains are to become general. Experience has shown that electrified lines, using either AC or DC, can cope with a considerably greater volume of freight traffic than was previously supposed, and technical developments described allow for further increase in line capacity.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Serdinov, S M
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

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  • Accession Number: 00129431
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM