GASTURBINE PROPULSIONS OF THE GERMAN FEDERAL RAILWAY

GASTURBINENANTRIEBE BEI DER DEUTSCHEN BUNDESBAHN

An evaluation is made of the locomotives with gas turbine propulsion. Compared to diesel engines with equal weight of the power unit, the installed power obtained from gasturbines amounts to two or three times the power of a diesel propulsion. In comparison to diesel engines, disadvantages are the double price, higher maintenance cost and increased fuel consumption. Experimental service results describe the difficulties of adapting an improved flight engine with regard to the given requirements when using it as a main drive in a railcar.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Franckhlsche Verlagshandlung

    Pfizerstrasse 5, Postfach 640
    7000 Stuttgart 1,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Feulner, A
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

Language

  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00127623
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 16 1975 12:00AM