The Early Years of Electric Traction

  title={The Early Years of Electric Traction},
  author={M. Robbins},
  journal={The Journal of Transport History},
  pages={101 - 92}
  • M. Robbins
  • Published 2000
  • Engineering
  • The Journal of Transport History
L'utilisation de l'electricite pour la traction, d'une maniere pratique et fiable, commenca vers 1880 aux Etats-Unis et se generalisa rapidement. Les cites du monde entier etait prete a accueillir ce changement. Cet article explique le cheminement d'une invention vers son industrialisation, son developpement technique et son exploitation. 
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