BO'BO' MOTOR-COACHES CLASS BE 4/4 OF THE WYNENTAL AND SUHRENTAL RAILWAY (WSB)

Starting with the change of schedules in 1980, the Wynental and Suhrental Railway will introduce a timetable with fixed intervals between trains and so considerably extend the service it offers. WSB's route is single-track throughout. With a fixed-interval timetable it is very important for trains to arrive on time at the crossing places because delay of one train also affects the others. Hence the ratio of tractive effort to the mass of the train must remain substantially constant even during peaks of traffic. The concept which has hitherto prevailed, of making up a train from a motor-coach and one or two trailer or driver-trailer coaches, has therefore been abandoned, and a composition of motor-coach and driver-trailer coach is envisaged as the service unit. For this purpose the Railway has ordered 13 motor-coaches with chopper control, which can run also in multiple control together with conventional rheostatically controlled vehicles. Technical data for the vehicles are listed. The traction equipment is described and vehicle control is explained.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown Boveri and Company Limited

    Publicity Department
    Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Werder, J
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 756-763
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196938
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM