DEVELOPMENTS IN THE SUPERVISORY CONTROL OF TRACTION POWER SUPPLY SYSTEMS ON BRITISH RAILWAYS

The two main systems of electrification in use on British Railways are the 25 kv, single phase, overhead line, ac system and the 660/750 v, third rail dc system. The function of, and the information required by, the electric control operator are discussed. Examples of two recent systems with indications of how these objectives have been attained are given. The operator/equipment interface is a vital part of any system and in both systems described considerable thought was applied during the system design stage to determine accurately the functional requirements. This stage was even more important in the development of a VDU based system, since a departure from existing practices was being made.

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  • Pagination: p. 154-158

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  • Accession Number: 00196946
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IEE Conf Publ n 161
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM