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Issue 2 • 21 Feb. 1991

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  • A century in power-the history of the Deptford power station

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):71 - 74
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    Deptford was the first power station in the world to operate HVAC systems on a large scale. Deptford was a model on which all future power stations were based. In mid 1890 the station was running in a satisfactory manner and generating power at 10 kV. The author describes the history of the world's oldest large HVAC generating station.<> View full abstract»

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  • Personal communications. PCN implementation in the UK

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):75 - 79
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    In 1989, the UK Department of Trade and Industry, published a consultative document entitled Phones on the move, which embodied a vision of a new kind of telephone service available through the use of a single personal handset connected to a network by radio. Also in 1989, licenses for personal communication networks (PCN) were awarded to three consortia: Unitel, Mercury and Microtel. The author l... View full abstract»

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  • The Lyon line [high-speed trains]

    Publication Year: 1991, Page(s):59 - 63
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    On 18 May 1990, the world rail speed record rose to 515 km/h during a high-speed test run of a French train a grande vitesse (TGV). The author looks at the French TGV which have now set a world standard in speed, comfort and efficiency using new designs and innovative technology. The power lines, the TGV Atlantique project and the Channel Tunnel are also described View full abstract»

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