NORTHEAST CORRIDOR IMPROVEMENT PROJECT TASK 204: ELECTRIC MULTIPLE-UNIT CAR AND LOCOMOTIVE CONVERSION FOR DUAL-VOLTAGE, DUAL-FREQUENCY OPERATION

The report covers engineering requirements of converting electric MU cars and locomotives operating on the Northeast Corridor for dual-voltage, dual-frequency operation during and after rehabilitation of the electrification system for 25 kV, 60 Hz power. Technical considerations included compatibility of vehicles with electrified system; apparatus required on the vehicles for operation of 25 kV, 60 Hz, including pantograph, potential transformer, vacuum interrupter, high-voltage fuse, lighting arrester, primary-current transformer, main transformer and high-voltage conduit, cable, cable-support insulators, connectors, and terminator; modification of all power systems for frequency desensitivity; battery-sustained interior lighting; cab signal modifications; rehabilitation of old equipment; and testing requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Klauder (Louis T.) and Associates, Philadelphia, Pa. See also report dated Oct 77, PB-272 745.
  • Corporate Authors:

    De Leuw, Cather and Company

    1201 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Washington, DC  USA  20036

    Klauder (Louis T) and Associates

    Philadelphia National Bank Building
    Philadelphia, PA  USA  19107

    Federal Railroad Administration

    Northeast Corridor Project Office, 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Publication Date: 1977-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 287 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00175539
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FRA/NECPO-78/7 Final Rpt., F204-47
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FR-76048
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2003 12:00AM