Vancouver TALK 23: Some Insights on Railway Technology

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Speaker: Paul Clegg, Retired Director of Network Transactions, Canadian Pacific Railway
The topics will include the following:
· Why is standard gauge such an unusual measurement 4' 81/2"?
· Backward compatibility – air brakes
· The MacDonald Tunnel – ventilation for more than exhaust gas
· Hybrid Locomotives – generating electricity from coal rolling down hill
· Distributed Power – NASA meets the railroad
· Efficiency of the steel wheel & continuous profile
Paul Clegg, Calgary, Alberta, is the retired Director of Network Transactions for Canadian Pacific Railway.
Registration is optional, but we want to know who to expect.
10:00 AM P.D.T. You can log in at 9:45 AM (12:45 PM Montreal) to check connection and say hello.
All IEEE members are welcome, especially those Life Members that don't have a local Affinity Group.
We are looking for speakers for the rest of the year, contact Carl Zanon <[email protected]> if interested.
Speaker(s): Paul Clegg
9:45 AM Zoom opens
10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction
10:05 AM Speaker

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