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Vancouver TALK 23: Some Insights on Railway Technology

March 16 @ 9:45 am - 11:00 am

Speaker: Paul Clegg, Retired Director of Network Transactions, Canadian Pacific Railway Abstract: 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 . Bio: 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 if interested. Speaker(s): Paul Clegg Agenda: 9:45 AM Zoom opens 10:00 AM Welcome and speaker introduction 10:05 AM Speaker Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/409861


March 16
9:45 am - 11:00 am