AC Electrified Lines

Resource Type: Image | Posted on 7th November 2011 by Liam Physick

This Guard’s Manual, issued by the London Midland Region (which included the North West) of British Railways in 1964, deals with the process of electrification, undertaken under the terms of the Modernisation Plan. It addresses the alternating current (AC) method of electrification that BR eventually settled on, in relation both to electric multiple units and to trains pulled by electric locomotives. Initially, direct current (DC) had been used on the first electrified lines, but by the time of the Modernisation Plan it was already being superseded by AC

AC Electrified Lines

Tagged under: british rail, electric locomotives, modernisation plan, electric multiple units

Categorised under: Landmarks, Landscapes & Locomotives

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