Re: 25 Hz power

Hi Wes ...

Sorry for the off-topic question but could you detail some of the advantages you mentioned?

I know the Great Northern Railroad used electric locomotives through mountain passes in Washington State because electrical locos could out pull steam locomotives on the steep grades encountered there.



>> In NYC up into the 70's at least, power for two of the subway >> divisions (BMT and IRT) was generated at 25Hz but converted to DC in >> the field. > Some electrified intercity railroads in the Northeast used 25 Hz > power. There are, or at least were in the past, some advantages to 25 > Hz power for running locomotives. (Some railroads in other parts of > the world use or used 16-2/3 HZ power.

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Al Gillis
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