This document gives an overview of alternative forms of energy conversion which are of interest to electrified railways. The forms of energy conversion discussed include fuel cells, thermo-electric generators, thermionic generators, thermionic generators, magneto-plasma dynamic generators. The conclusions are that only thermionic generators are the only form which appears promising in the immediate future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Question A89. Restrictions on the use of this document are contained in the explanatory material.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Union of Railways

    Office of Research and Experiments
    Utrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Publication Date: 1965-7

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 1 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039974
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ORE Publ No. 21 Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM