Technical Reports

A Survey of Railroad AC Electrification Systems Throughout the World

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1979
AUTHOR: Jeffrey J. LaMarca, Charles M. King, Alexander Kusko
OFFICE: RPD
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/TSC-1452-3
SUBJECT: Evaluation
KEYWORDS: Electrification, Wayside Power Systems
ABSTRACT: This report describes the major features of various railroad electrification schemes for supplying the catenary from the source of power for ac operation. These features include: details of the power source, high-voltage substation connections, substation details, catenary-to-substation connections, track sectioning methods, and any other special electrification features. The ten countries surveyed for this report are: United States, United Kingdom, France, U.S.S.R., Japan, Federal Republic of Germany (W. Germany), Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, and South Africa. This report is a compilation of available literature and is not an assessment or analysis of any electrified railroad system. The basic electrification parameters, as well as the similarities between systems are presented in the conclusions. Further work using this report as a basis is suggested in the recommendations.

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