An up-to-date report on electric locomotive developments in United States is presented in this paper. U.S. manufacturers of electric locomotives are continuing their design and development of electric locomotives for worldwide applications. Although no major electrification projects are being undertaken in the United States, electric locomotives for Maxico, Canada, and South Africa are being designed in the United States. They are being built either in the United States or in associates' plants in other countries. The major question of relative maintenance and capital costs for electric and diesel-electric locomotives is addressed. These relative costs will vary considerably depending on the type of service to which the locomotives are assigned and the quantity of locomotives manufactured.

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 51-54
  • Monograph Title: Track design and railroad electrification
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  • Accession Number: 00391600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1985 12:00AM