The German Federal Railway currently operates 230 railcars powered entirely by storage batteries. These cars average 56,000 miles per year per car with speeds up to 60 mph and a 250 mile range per battery charge. The primary advantage of a battery-powered car is the combination of the economy of electric propulsion and the flexibility of self-powered units. The article contains a technical description of the cars and battery system.

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    Murphy-Richter Publishing Company

    20 North Wacker Driver
    Chicago, IL  United States  60606
  • Publication Date: 1975-3

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  • Accession Number: 00095234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Canadian National Railways, Headquarters Library
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM