SOLID-FUEL RAILROADING IN THE '80S?
A two-unit, coal-fired reciprocating steam locomotive for unrestricted service has been proposed by a fledgling firm, American Coal Enterprises, as motive power which could take advantage of the widening gap between per-BTU costs of coal and diesel fuel. While the compound engine consists of conventional components, the steam generating unit, condenser and fuel-supply concepts would differ substantially from traditional practices and produce a thermal efficiency of up to 15 percent, more than double that of America's final steam locomotives. Promoters are seeking funding for a complete design and a prototype.
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Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation508 Birch Street
Bristol, CT USA 06010
- Publication Date: 1980-10-13
- Features: Photos;
- Pagination: p. 36-37
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Coal; Combustion; Costs; Diesel fuels; Engines; Steam locomotives; Technological forecasting
- Uncontrolled Terms: Cost analysis
- Old TRIS Terms: Combustion processes; Diesel fuel costs; Prime movers
- Subject Areas: Finance; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00322905
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM