Gas-turbine-electric locomotives for freight operation were constructed for the Union Pacific Railroad. The locomoitve is of single-ended two-unit permanently close-coupled design, each unit having the Co-Co wheel arrangement. The rated 8,500 hp will develop a continuous tractive effort of 145,000 lb and a maximum speed of 65 mph. The gas-turbine is designed to burn Bunker C type fuel oil which, however, is not carried on the locomotive so that 100 percent of the weight available for adhesion remains practically constant. Under full load the gas-turbine will consume approximately 870 gal. of fuel per hr. Overall length of the locomotive and tender is 165 ft. height 16 ft.; and weight on driving wheels 815,000 lb.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1956-1-13

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  • Accession Number: 00039662
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM