The first Soviet gas turbine locomotive is designed to handle 3,000 ton trains on the level at the maximum design speed of 100 km per hour. The single unit weighs 140 tons has 3 feet 5-3/8 in. wheels and is capable of running through 820-feet radius curves. The gas turbine runs on heavy (Masut) oil and is an open-cycle single-shaft unit without a heat exchanger. The front compressor bearing is of the normal supporting type and the rear one deals with axial and thrust loads.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1960-6-10

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 683-684
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  • Accession Number: 00039677
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM