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Electric Railways and Tramways, their Construction and Operation
A Practical Handbook


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Technology

  • Date Published: June 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108060950

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  • One of the world's leading electrical engineers and involved in projects across the globe, Sir Philip Dawson (1866–1938) was at the forefront of the new technology of electric locomotion. Published in 1897, less than twenty years after the first successful demonstration of an electric passenger locomotive and just seven years after the opening of London's first electrified underground line, this handbook covers all aspects of the building and running of a successful electric railway, ranging from the construction of the permanent way and different means of delivering current through to financial accounting, staff organisation and discipline. Impressed by the speed of American progress, Dawson is keen to impress upon his reader the need for Europe to keep up. With some 500 illustrations, this work offers a uniquely revealing picture of the earliest days of a technology that is now taken for granted.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108060950
    • length: 754 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 38 mm
    • weight: 1.77kg
    • contains: 503 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introductory and general
    2. Permanent way
    3. The return circuit
    4. The return circuit (cont.)
    5. Elevated conductor construction
    6. Erection of the trolley wire
    7. Erection of the trolley wire (cont.)
    8. Motors
    9. Speed regulators
    10. Car wiring and equipment
    11. Motor trucks
    12. Car construction
    13. Car wheels and brakes
    14. The trolley
    15. The power house
    16. Generators
    17. Switchboards
    18. Central stations
    19. The West End Street Railway Company of Boston, Mass., USA
    20. Chicago City Railway
    21. City and Suburban Railway Company, Baltimore
    22. Long distance power transmissions
    23. Electric railway locomotives
    24. Electric main line railways
    25. British electric railways
    26. Combined light and power plant
    27. Open conduit systems
    28. Surface contact systems
    29. Storage batteries as applied to traction purposes
    30. Specifications
    31. Accounts and their classification
    32. The management of electric lines
    33. Organisation, discipline and rules
    34. Efficiency, maintenance and depreciation
    35. Statistics and working expenses

  • Author

    Philip Dawson

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