as electrification (Switzerland also: Elektrifikation) is generally designated the supply of the infrastructure for supply of electric current. Famous quotation from Lenin to it: “Communism, that is the power of the advice plus electrification of the whole country. ”
Electrificationone calls particularly also the conversion of a railroad line of the enterprise with steam and/or. Diesel traction vehicles on the enterprise with electrical traction vehicles with current feed from the outside (contrary to the enterprise with accumulators). Visible exterior indication is the attachment of the railway catenary or bus bar for current supply. Firstelectrically operated Vollbahn in Germany was 1895 the section Meckenbeuren - Tettnang of the Württembergi south course. 1902 were taken in Wöllersdorf in Lower Austria the first three-phase alternating current course, and 1904 operated with high voltage in the Stubaital in Tirol the first high voltage alternating current course of the world in enterprise.
Inthe initial years of the conversion for it also the term electrification was used.