PROCEEDINGS: SEMINAR ON THE USE OF COMPOSITE THIRD RAIL IN ELECTRIFIED TRANSIT AND COMMUTER RAIL SYSTEM

The seminar was organized at the request of UMTA to disseminate accurate information on, and experience with, composite (aluminum and steel) third, or contact rail, in wayside power distribution systems of electrified urban rail properties. The seminar provided the opportunity for the exchange of pertinent information among the suppliers, using properties, consultants and designers, potential users, and government agencies. This document contains the transcripts of the presentations made to the seminar participants, as well as the question-and-answer sessions which followed each presentation and the round table discussion of Thursday, September 15, 1977. Information pertinent to the seminar, but not available in detail at the time of the conference, is presented in a series of four appendixes, namely: A--Third Rail - Deicing; B--Welding Composite Rail on BART; C--Maintenance of Rails on BART; and D--Relative Costs of Composite and Steel Third Rail Installations. This document also provides a list of all participants and their addresses as of September 14, 1977, as well as a list of Electrified Transit Properties.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Pacific Consultants

    575 Boylston Street
    Boston, MA  USA  02116

    Transportation Systems Center

    55 Broadway, Kendall Square
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02142

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20590
  • Authors:
    • Decker, H D
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 217 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191730
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-MA-06-0025-7813Proceeding
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-1289
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1981 12:00AM