DEVELOPMENT AND FUTURE TRENDS OF THE UNDERGROUND ELECTRIC TROLLEY LOCOMOTIVE SYSTEMS

The introduction of the locomotive in British Coal mines as a means of underground transport is described together with the relative utilization of the electric trolley locomotive as compared to the diesel and battery locomotives. The experience gained in the United Kingdom and Germany with the underground electric trolley locomotives is discussed and comparisions made of the regulations. The relative advantages and disadvantages of ac and dc powered trolley wires together with double wire and single wire/rail return are illustrated and forecasts are made of the type of electric trolley locomotive system that could be utilized for future underground duties in the United Kingdom.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Proudlove Limited

    34 Great James Street
    London WC1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Gilbert, S
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 468-470
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096587
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 1975 12:00AM