Electrical equipment on British Rail's prototype Advanced Passenger Train (APT-P) has been grouped so that all but the most serious faults can be simulated by unit replacement of removable subassemblies. Each power car has a transformer and reactor supplying thyristor groups feeding four 750 kw body-mounted traction motors. Traction equipment supplied by ASEA is similar to that used on the Swedish Rc4 electric locomotives. Auxiliaries are supplied at 415 V 50 Hz three-phase from two 430 kVA motor alternator sets with diesel alternators as back-up.

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    IPC Transport Press, Limited

    Dorset House, Stamford Street
    London SE1 9LU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Kemp, R J
  • Publication Date: 1977-8

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  • Accession Number: 00163229
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM