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AEI: Traction

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This is a subsection of AEI

Both of the main constituent companies were involved in making electric traction equipment:

1960 AEI reorganised its 3 main operating companies into product divisions[1], one of which specialized in traction equipment. AEI Traction Ltd was part of the Industrial Products Group.

Attercliffe Common works manufactured traction motors, generators, gears and other machines such as motor-generator sets used for converting the high traction voltage to a safer voltage suitable for train lighting, heating, battery-charging and for the control equipment on locomotives and suburban electric trains.

1967 After the take-over by GEC, the AEI Traction activities were concentrated in one factory at Sheffield[2].

1969 Presumably became part of English Electric-AEI Traction

1985 Attercliffe Common works closed


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Apr 22, 1960
  2. The Times, July 30, 1968