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Contact Lines for Electric Railways: Planning, Design, Implementation, Maintenance [Hardcover]

Friedrich Kiessling , Rainer Puschmann , Axel Schmieder , Egid Schneider
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August 24, 2009 3895783226 978-3895783227 2nd
Electric traction is the most favourable type of power supply for electric railways from both ecological and economic perspectives. Its reliability largely depends on contact lines, which must operate reliably in all climatic conditions with as little maintenance as possible. Extreme demands arise when overhead contact lines are required to provide reliable and safe power transmission to electric traction vehicles travelling at speeds in excess of 300 km/h.

The authors have used their world-wide experience to provide comprehensive descriptions of configuration, mechanical and electrical design, installation and operation of contact lines for electric railways on local and long-distance transportation systems, including high-speed lines.

The book provides students and those embarking on a career in this field with a detailed presentation of the subject, including the electromechanical and structural requirements. Railway company professionals and manufacturers of contact line systems will find practical guidance in the planning and implementation of systems, as well as appropriate specifications and the technical data they will need, including standards and other regulations. Since large sections of the book are dedicated to the system aspects, consultant engineers can also use it as a basis for designing systems and interfaces to other subsystems of electric railway engineering.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 994 pages
  • Publisher: Publicis Corporate Publishing; 2nd edition (August 24, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3895783226
  • ISBN-13: 978-3895783227
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,067,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars The one and only, also the best... November 29, 2010
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Keeping it simple, this book is a how to or child's guide, for electric rail traction power. It's got substations, protection, lots of overhead (contact) line design, coupling points (tie-station), lots of colour pictures, lots of equations and maths. If you are a electrical engineer working on a rail traction power project this book is your only required reference.

J. Durance
Electrical Engineer

AECOM Australia Pty Ltd
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4.0 out of 5 stars Intense manual for electrified railroading March 21, 2014
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An exhaustive manual of electric railroading. It has been translated from German to English. Primarily European systems are discussed which have long history of electrification. Good purchase.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Contact line March 10, 2014
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I did enjoy the book.
It was perfect for my study.
this is a book for digging deeper into the electric railways.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource for Design Info January 13, 2014
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This is one of the best reference books I've ever come across. If you need this type of info, buy this book. You won't be sorry.
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