RICHARDS BAY AND SISHEN LINES REACH CONSTRUCTION PEAK

With the first section of South African Railways' Richards Bay line opening and Iscor's Sishen-Salidanha railway due to be completed by the middle of next year, engineering work on both routes is near completion. Construction has been to heavy-duty standards throughout for the bulk mineral traffic envisaged, and both routes are to be electrified after initial operation by diesel traction. Richards Bay- Ermelo is to be SAR'S testbed for 25 kV 50 Hz traction, while 50 kV ac has been chosen for Sishen-Saldanha.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  United States  06010
  • Publication Date: 1975-4

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 152-155
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  • Accession Number: 00096540
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM