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Lightning and its effects on railroad signal circuits

F. Ross Holmstrom

Lightning and its effects on railroad signal circuits

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Published by Dept. of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Office of Research and Development, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Washington, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lightning.,
  • Lightning protection.,
  • Railroads -- Electronic equipment -- Protection.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementF. Ross Holmstrom.
    SeriesReport - Federal Railroad Administration ; no. FRA-ORD&D-76-129, Report - Dept. of Transportation, Transportation Systems Center ; no. DOT-TSC-FRA-75-21, Report (National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)) -- no. FRA-ORD&D-76-129.
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Research and Development., Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 97 p. :
    Number of Pages97
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15215541M

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Lightning and its effects on railroad signal circuits by F. Ross Holmstrom Download PDF EPUB FB2

Get this from a library. Lightning and its effects on railroad signal circuits. [F Ross Holmstrom; United States. Federal Railroad Administration. Office of Research and Development.; Lowell Technological Institute Research Foundation.].

This study discusses the occurrence of lightning, its effects on railroad signal equipment, and protection of such equipment from lightning damage, with special attention to known protective techniques which are employed in a variety of situations in the power, communications, and railroad : F Ross Holmstrom.

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