This article summarizes the results of three gas turbine locomotive demonstration/evaluation programs in the U.S. An experimental G.E. locomotive handled about 350,000 million gross ton-miles of traffic on 1.4 million gallons of 95 percent bunker "C" crude oil. Subsequently, 10 more locomotives were ordered. An experimental Bladwin-Westinghouse gas-turbine-electric locomotive with two 2,000 bhp turbines handled train loads up to 2,200 tons, but experienced blading failure in one unit when a temperature limiting control failed. Another Bituminous Coal Research Inc., experiment with a 4200 bhp gas turbine fired with pulverized coal has operated for 1000 hr. has overcome many problems, the greatest of which was fly ash erosion of the turbine blades.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1951-8-10

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  • Accession Number: 00039588
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM