Electric Railways 1880-1990

Author: Michael C. Duffy

Publisher: IET


Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 452

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This book presents a thorough survey of electric railway development from the earliest days of the London Underground to modern electrified main line trains. Coverage includes chapters on signaling and communications, power supplies, and a detailed survey about traction systems, both AC and DC. The introduction, first of mercury arc rectifiers, and later of power semiconductor controls, is also discussed in detail. The author has a long standing interest in engineering history and has written many papers on aspects of railway technology. This book will be of particular interest to scientists and historians interested in the development of electric railways.

Electric Railways

Author: Basil Knowlman Cooper



Category: Electric railroads

Page: 67

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Urban and interurban electric railways

A selected reference list of general literature. Supplement to Reference list of literature on urban elctric railways, indexed by cities ...

Author: Boston Elevated Railway Company. Library



Category: Transportation

Page: 105

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Proceedings of the Federal Electric Railways Commission

Held in Washington, D.C., During the Months of July, August, September, and October, 1919 : Together with Final Report of the Commission to the President

Author: United States. Federal Electric Railways Commission



Category: Electric railroads


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