Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

British Westinghouse: Rail Traction

From Graces Guide

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.

Following the success of British Westinghouse in developing its business in electric traction for railways, the successor, Metropolitan-Vickers formed a separate traction department - see Metropolitan-Vickers: Rail Traction


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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, 31 January 1903