NEW GENERATION OF COMBINATION LOCOMOTIVES FOR UNDERGROUND MINING

Several accidents have occurred through the years in underground coal mines, directly related to the use of overhead trolley lines, and it has become economically attractive to do away with the trolley line, altogether, in areas other than the main haulageways. This, however, poses a problem in powering locomotives in side entries. A new generation of combination locomotives that can operate from the existing trolley line while on the mains and from a built-in battery when in the butt entries is described as a possible solution to this problem.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Mining Congress

    Ring Building, 1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Blutreich, J N
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 44-47
  • Serial:

Subject/Index Terms

Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129137
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 19 1976 12:00AM