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Tramway moderne, un manipulateur impensé

Abstract : The dominant model of traction-braking devices on current trams is a traction-braking manipulator located on the left hand side of the driver. Whether it is a tram produced by Alstom, Bombardier or Siemens, all share this same device. However, one would be hard pressed to find a real justification for this configuration. It emerged with Alstom's Standard French Tramway in 1985 and has become a standard, if not indisputable, then certainly not debatable. However, before this modern tramway, the dominant system in Europe was a traction-braking pedal control inherited from another modern tramway designed in the United States in the 1930s, the Presidents Conference Committee street car. This article aims to question the rationality of this technical paradigm shift.
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Robin Foot. Tramway moderne, un manipulateur impensé. La revue d'histoire des chemins de fer, Association pour l'histoire des chemins de fer, 2021, Chemins de fer, tramways et métros : Deux siècles de cabines de conduite, pp.82-93. ⟨halshs-03527367⟩

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