ENERGY FOR TRACTION

Transport is a key industry in the health of any nation and it is important that scarce and costly resources are used to the best advantage in advancing transport services by land, on the sea or in the air. Since oil supplies 97% of all transport energy it is vital that maximum efficiency must be achieved in use of energy in this sector in view of declining oil reserves. Fuel price escalation, the evolution of transport, consumption by various modes, and matching of mode to requirement are all discussed. The remaining quarter of the century must be concerned with conversion of transportation from oil power to electric operation based on non-fossil fuels. Some of the new energy sources are considered, but electrified railroads are seen as having a major role in any case.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • MASEFIELD, P
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 39-49
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00098055
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 13 1981 12:00AM