ELECTRIFICATION OF US OPENING RAIL BRIDGES

Electrification of the final stretch of the busiest passenger railway in the USA required substantial modification to five existing opening bridges - some nearly 100 years old - to accommodate 25 kV overhead power lines. This paper reports on the development and installation of an innovative, moving catenary system, believed to the first of its kind in the world, which has breathed new life into an ageing infrastructure. (A)

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 86-93
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 156
    • Issue Number: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00961439
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Aug 13 2003 12:00AM