In 1963, the Deutsche Bundesbahn (German Federal Railway), together with KHD, studied the situation concerning a successful way of introducing gas turbines in rail-borne traffic. As a result, the Booster Locomotive V 169 (DL 219) was developed and introduced into service in 1965. This application, the first full service locomotive powered by a lightweight gas turbine, was presented to the public in 1965 at the World Traffic Exhibition in Munich and in 1966 at the International Gas Turbine Conference in Zurich, and gave an impulse to various other sucessful gas turbine applications in railroad traffic. The experience gained with the DL 219 led to the introduction of the DL 210 and VT 602 in 1971-1973. In the meantime, 25,000 hr of experience have been accumulated. Some highlights are presented and discussed in this paper.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was contributed by the Gas Turbine Division of ASME for presentation at the Gas Turbine Conference & Products Show, Houston, Texas, March 2-6, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • de la Croix, L
    • Oberlander, G
  • Publication Date: 1974-12-2

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 8 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083056
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 75-GT-92
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM