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Manufacture of Electric Railway Equipment

Nature volume 130, page 471 (24 September 1932) | Download Citation



THE surburban services of the Danish State Rail-way around Copenhagen are to be converted to electric working on the high-pressure direct current system at 1500 volts. We learn from the English Electric Journal for July that the contract for 42 motor coaches and 21 trailer coaches has been awarded to the English Electric Company. There are now ‘English Electric’ equipments operating railways in seventeen different countries of the world. The Danish State Railway is the fifty-sixth railway to be electrified with the Company's material. The first high-voltage direct current electric railway operating in the world was the Bury-Holcombe Brook route of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. In 1913, the English Electric Company developed the motors and control gear used on this line, which operated on 3600 volts. Few companies have had such worldwide experience in making electric railway equipment of all kinds.

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