GAS-TURBINE LOCOMOTIVE PROGRESS IN U.S.A.
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.
Temple Press Limited161-166 Fleet Street
Longon EC4, England
- Publication Date: 1951-8-10
- Pagination: p. 144
- RAILWAY GAZETTE
- Volume: 95
- TRT Terms: Economics; Fuels; Gas turbine locomotives; Locomotives; Motors; Technology
- Geographic Terms: United States
- Old TRIS Terms: Turbine locomotives
- Subject Areas: Economics; Energy; Railroads;
- Accession Number: 00039588
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM