CLASS 74 ELECTRODIESEL LOCOMOTIVES OF BRITISH RAIL SOUTHERN REGION, WITH PARTICULAR REFERENCE TO THE CONTROL SYSTEM

The paper traces the reasons for, and the development of, the booster-type locomotives used on the Southern Region of British Railways. The latest locomotives of this type, introduced in 1967 on the electrification of the Waterloo- Bournemouth line, are described with particular reference to the multiple unit of 'push-pull' train-control system, and the application of solid-state equipment to the locomotive- control scheme. The subsequent service experience with these locomotives is related, and the lessons to be learned from this development are discussed.

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 829-836
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 122
    • Issue Number: 8

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00136417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 1976 12:00AM