BASIC TRACK CIRCUIT LIMITATIONS

The conventional steady energy DC track circuit, the coded track, single- and double-element AC, the single-rail, double-rail and jointless track circuits are discussed in terms of their variables and the basic limitations of 0.06 ohm shunting sensitivity and broken-rail protection. Source voltage, track relays, ballast resistance and rail impedance are explained for each case.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Westinghouse Air Brake Company

    Wilmerding, PA  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Carey, A J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 18 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141423
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Bull. N. 261 Tech. Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 1976 12:00AM