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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.

1903 British Westinghouse received a contract from the North Eastern Railway for supply of switchboards, transformers and sub-stations for the electrification of the Newcastle passenger lines[1]. .

The company formed a separate traction department.

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


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 31 January 1903