For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

RE044 BR Report on Electrification, 1950

NEW MAY 2020.  This is quite an historic document. In 1950 the Railway Executive and the London Transport Executive jointly set up a committee to assess the future development of electrification. Three members were appointed by BR and three by LT. One of the former was E W Rostern, the Operating Superintendent of the Eastern and the North Eastern Regions. These scans are of his personal copy of the report: it is leather bound with his name in gold on the front, and all six have signed it.

They were to consider whether the recommendations of something called the Pringle Committee were still valid (this had reported way back in 1927). They had to recommend if a single system should be adopted in the future, or whether there should continue to be a mixture of third rail areas and overhead wire areas - and if so, how connecting servces between them would work.

Their report contained 108 pages. In the back of the report were seven folded maps and one drawing. The first map shows traffic densities, and the next five are of existing pockets of electrification (on the SR and around London, Manchester and Sheffield, Liverpool, and Lancaster plus Newcastle) indicating the locations of substations, sheds, repair depots and control rooms. The final map gives their recommended area for the third rail system of the Southern. The drawing is of their proposed standards for overhead current collectors.

The detailed contents list ran to seven pages: you can see it HERE.

You get two files to download. One is the report itself, which has bookmarks to all the sections and is word-searchable. The second file contains the maps and the drawing. They will both be available to download as soon as payment has been made. You go to your account and click on ‘Downloads’. New customers create an account as they place their order.

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