GOOD FUTURE FOR COAL: STEAM LOCOMOTIVES

Railways are the one form of ground transport that can run as well on coal or residual fuels as any other fuel, and America, Australia, China and several African states are looking at new design techniques. Dr. John E. Sharpe of Queen Mary College, University of London, outlines the economic factors influencing the choice of railway motive power suggesting that the coal-burning Rankine-cycle locomotive is greatly more cost effective than current diesel or electric locomotives and their projected developments.

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  • Authors:
    • Sharpe, J E
  • Publication Date: 1980-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 1348
  • Serial:
    • ENGINEERING
    • Volume: 220
    • Issue Number: 12
    • Publisher: GILLARD WELCH LIMITED
    • ISSN: 0013-7782

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331102
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM