Trunk Line Electrification

Charles P. Kahler
1913 Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers  
The object of this paper is to show the effect of the substitution of electric motive power for steam, upon the operation of a railroad, and the comparative cost of operating a railroad by steam and electric power; also to outline general railroad conditions and show whether the return on the large investment necessary for the electrification of a steam railroad (by reason of the lower electric operating expenses and increased passenger earnings) will be likely to warrant operation by electric
more » ... ration by electric power. GENERAL
doi:10.1109/t-aiee.1913.4765070 fatcat:tijwajs5vbdzpclxsesihaba4i