Amtrak's 25 Hz Traction Power System

Amtrak's 25 Hz Traction Power System

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Amtrak's 25 Hz Traction Power System is a traction power grid operated by Amtrak along the southern portion of its Northeast Corridor: the 363 route miles between Washington, DC and New York and the 104 route miles between Philadelphia, PA and Harrisburg, PA. The Pennsylvania Railroad constructed it between 1915 and 1938. Amtrak inherited the system from Penn Central, the successor to Pennsylvania Railroad, in 1976 along with the Northeast Corridor. In addition to serving the NEC, the system provides power to New Jersey Transit and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. Only about half of the system's electrical capacity is used by Amtrak. The remainder is sold to the commuter railroads who operate trains along the corridor.show more

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  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 13mm | 327g
  • Cred Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135734830
  • 9786135734836