Diesel and Electric Engines

  • Konstantinos TzanakakisEmail author
Part of the Springer Tracts on Transportation and Traffic book series (STTT, volume 2)


In January 1888, Richmond, Virginia served as a proving ground for electric railways as Frank Sprague built the first working electric streetcar system there. By the 1890s, electric power became practical and more widespread, allowing extensive underground railways. Large cities such as London, New York, and Paris built subway systems. When electric propulsion became practical, most street railways were electrified. These then became known as ”streetcars,” ”trolleys,” ”trams” and ”Straßenbahn.” They can be found around the world.


Diesel Locomotive Railway Track Electric Propulsion Railroad Network Orange County 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AthensGreece

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