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British Westinghouse: Rail Traction

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This is a subsection of British Westinghouse

This section concerns rail-based equipment

British Westinghouse developed electric traction for railways.

The company formed a separate traction department.

c.1914 Supplied traction equipment to London and South Western Railway for its electrification.

Post-WWI Following the success of the North Eastern Railway's Shildon-Newport electrification scheme, Vincent Raven planned the electrification of the main line from York to Newcastle, also at 1,500 volts DC using an overhead system of conductors.

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