Comparative performance of steam and electric locomotives

Author(s): Albert H. Armstrong
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 October 1907
Volume: 26
Page(s): 1,459 - 1,490
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1907.6741822



So many excellent papers bearing upon the subject of steam road electrification have recently been presented to the engineering public that the writer hesitates to add to their number. In the hope, however, of offering a somewhat clearer insight into the fundamental reasons underlying the electrification movement, this paper is written from the standpoint of a technical comparison of the performance of steam and electric locomotives.