BATTERY-POWERED TRAINS CRISSCROSS GERMANY

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  USA  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