The use of hydraulic transmissions on Western Region of British Railways has enabled certain designs to be taken from a state of virtual prototypes to one of reliable pieces of equipment. But the transformation has been achieved at a high cost to the railways. Design and performance characteristics are described for Voith L6-30rV and Mekydro K.184U transmissions as used on D.7000 class locomotives. Now some nine years after their introduction on Western REgion of British Railways, the hydraulic locomotives are showing that they have potential life and reliability approaching that of the locomotives having electrical transmissions which have been used and developed over several decades.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ribbons, R T
  • Publication Date: 1971

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References;
  • Pagination: p. 19-44
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00040528
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 22 1973 12:00AM