Practical aspects of steam railroad electrification

Author(s): W. N. Smith
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 January 1908
Volume: 27
Page(s): 77 - 92
ISSN (Paper): 0097-2444
DOI: 10.1109/PAIEE.1908.6742464



In view of the extended treatment which has already been accorded to this subject on the floor of the Institute, and elsewhere by distinguished engineers during recent years, it is difficult and in fact hardly necessary to add anything to the electrotechnical side of the subject. So many are the electrical schemes proposed for the accomplishment of the various ends that it now seems desirable to examine the subject from standpoints other than electrical, in order to facilitate intelligent consideration of the problem as a whole.