ELECTRIFICATION STUDY OF BESSEMER AND LAKE ERIE RAILROAD MAIN LINE--CONNEAUT TO NORTH BESSEMER

This study covers a 140-mile railroad and would involve a 50-kv catenary installation over 190 track miles carrying 27 million gross tons annually. A hybrid locomotive consisting of an electric/diesel-electric combination would be used. Costs of the various subsystems are given, along with projected maintenance and operating costs of the proposed electric and current diesel-electric operation. Although return on investment is found to be minimal, impending ecological and fuel-supply problems lead to a proposal for pilot electrification.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company

    Industrial Engineering Department
    Pittsburgh, PA  USA  15230
  • Publication Date: 1975-2-18

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170574
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 16 1978 12:00AM