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Electric Railways, 1880-1990:

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dc.contributor.author Duffy, Michael C.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-14T23:01:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-12-14T23:01:27Z
dc.date.issued 2003
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.conacyt.gov.py/xmlui/handle/123456789/35510
dc.description.abstract This book explores the history of the integration of both electric and diesel-electric railway systems and identifies the crucial role that diesel-electric traction played in the development of wireless electrification. The evolution of electrical technology and modern railway produced innovation in engineering that were integral to the development of traction power and signalling system. The book presents a thorough survey of electric railways development from the earliest days of the London underground to modern electrified main line train. The distinction between enforce electrification and economic electrification is also discussed and the pioneering role of J.J. Heilman assessed. Developed from many years of research into railway engineering topics covered include signalling and communication, power supplies and a devoted survey of traction systems, both AC and DC. The introduction test of mercury arc rectifier and lateral power semiconductor controls is also discussed in details. The author has a long standing interest in engineering history and has written many pages on aspect of railway technology.
dc.format application/pdf
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (474 p.)
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher IET
dc.relation.ispartofseries History of Technology
dc.relation.uri http://cicco.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1049/PBHT031E
dc.subject Electric circuits.
dc.subject Electric current converters.
dc.subject Electric current rectifiers.
dc.subject Electric railroads.
dc.subject Electro-diesel locomotives.
dc.subject History.
dc.subject Power electronics.
dc.subject AC-DC power convertors.
dc.subject diesel-electric locomotives.
dc.subject history.
dc.subject railway electrification.
dc.subject rectifying circuits.
dc.subject.other electric railway history
dc.subject.other diesel-electric railway systems
dc.subject.other diesel-electric traction
dc.subject.other wireless electrification
dc.subject.other signalling system
dc.subject.other line train
dc.subject.other economic electrification
dc.subject.other power supplies
dc.subject.other mercury arc rectifier
dc.subject.other lateral power semiconductor controls
dc.title Electric Railways, 1880-1990:
dc.type electronic resource
dc.type book
dcterms.bibliographicCitation Electric Railways, 1880-1990: / M.C. Duffy.1 online resource (474 p.). Stevenage :IET,2003.
dc.identifier.isbne 9781849190435

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