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Railway Electrification

Economics of Electric Vs Diesel Traction – Fuel and Line Haul Cost

By on July 25, 2013
Economics of Electric Vs Diesel Traction – Fuel and Line Haul Cost

Economics of Electric vs Diesel Traction on account of fuel cost is evaluated based on the rupees spend towards energy bill for hauling 1000 GTKM of load. The trend of electrical and diesel energy cost in terms of unit charges and Rs/litre as compiled in the annual statistical statement of Indian Railways is as follows: […]

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Benefits of Electrification

By on June 19, 2013
Benefits of Electrification

Is economics is the only reason to prefer electric traction over diesel traction? Certainly not. Horse Power of Locomotive Horse power of locomotive is determined by the power generated by Diesel Engine in case of Diesel Locomotive whereas capacity of transformer for Electric Locomotive. Increasing transformer capacity had never been a problem maximum capacity of 10000 HP […]

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Railway Electrification

By on June 13, 2013
Railway Electrification

What is Railway Electrification? Railway Electrification is defined as installing a system to transfer electrical power to running electric traction vehicle. It is different to electrification of Railway station or residential colony or utility supply for household or industrial purpose. However,  the usage of electricity is same that is to undergo conversion from one form to […]

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