STEAM-HYDRAULIC LOCOMOTIVE. (A PRACTICAL MEANS OF RE-EMPLOYING COAL AS A TRANSPORTATION INDUSTRY FUEL)

A unique concept in locomotives is presented. The design is that of a 6000-hp steam turbine-hydraulic locomotive fueled by a suspension of coal in oil. Combined-fuel firing is employed to permit using combinations of more available or more economical fuels while meeting air quality standards, and to take advantage of modern automatic firing equipment for liquid and suspension fuels. A modern packaged watertube steam generator is used for the steam source, taking advantage of the packaged boiler concept which requires that the boiler meet railroad loading gauges for rail shipment. In keeping with present-day stationary practice, firing and feedwater regulation would be automatic. In general arrangement and in operation over the road this locomotive would resemble present diesel-electric locomotives. However, the locomotive described in this paper would reduce oil requirements by one-third.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Cover, T L
  • Publication Date: 1973-11

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  • Accession Number: 00056824
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N73-WA/RT-7 Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1976 12:00AM