SERVICE-RUNNING TRIALS ON DB WITH ELECTRIC TRACTION EMBODYING ASYNCHRONOUS TRACTION MOTORS

To test the practicability of the asynchronous traction motor for a new generation of high-speed electric locomotives, a Henschel-BBC DE2500-1 locomotive and its permanently coupled driving trailer have been in operation. The three-phase power transmission will allow a single unit to be used in either freight or passenger service with electric coupling of wheels preventing slipping of individual wheelsets and utilizing fully available adhesion. The asynchronous motor is compact, light and requires little maintenance because of the absence of commutator and brushes. German Federal Railway has been using this prototype unit in daily freight service.

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    Broadfields (Technical Publishers) Limited

    Little Leighs
    Chelmsford, Essex CMB 1PM,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 163-164
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00126455
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM