TEST OF TURBO-ELECTRIC RAIL CAR -- A SUMMARY REPORT ON PART TWO OF THE MASS TRANSPORTATION DEMONSTRATION GRANT PROJECT

THE CAR WAS DESIGNED TO OPERATE ON BOTH ELECTRIFIED AND NON-ELECTRIFIED TRACK, AND THUS PERMIT THE EXTENSION OF EXISTING SERVICES INTO AREAS WHERE THE COSTS OF PROVIDING WAYSIDE ELECTRIC POWER ARE PROHIBITIVE. THE PROPULSION UNIT COMBINED TWO SEPARATE SYSTEMS: (1) A DIESEL-POWERED TURBINE, AND (2) ELECTRIC TRACTION WITH "CHOPPER" VOLTAGE CONTROLS. THE REPORT DOCUMENTS ALL RELEVANT DETAILS OF THE TESTING PROGRAM WITH REFERENCE TO INSTRUMENTATION, PROCEDUREES, AND SPECIFIC RESULTS. /UMTA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • PROJ NO INT-MTD-12
  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Regional Planning Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  USA  10007
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00242028
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 7 1981 12:00AM