WANTED: MILLION-MILE LOCOMOTIVE

A survey of chief mechanical officers has indicated the shortcomings of existing locomotives and features that need to be incorporated in future motive power. Generally recent units are seen as having greatly improved reliability and maintainability, the products of research and development on the part of locomotive builders. The roles of horsepower, adhesion control, truck design, a-c traction motors and full electrification are still being weighed.

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    Cahners Publishing Company, Incorporated

    Watson Publications, 5 South Wabash Avenue
    Chicago, IL  United States  60603
  • Authors:
    • Roberts, R
  • Publication Date: 1980-10

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-45
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00324490
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM