A COMPARISON OF LOCOMOTIVE HAULED TRAINS AND ELECTRIC MU CARS. TECHNICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Since 1969 the Penn Central Railroad has been operating a Metroliner fleet of sixty-one self powered electric cars (MU) between New York City and Washington, D.C. The fleet is operated on an hourly schedule in both directions and is presently providing a service of 198 trains per week. The Metroliners were designed for maximum speed of 160 miles per hour and have a short term power rating of 2500 horsepower per car at the wheels.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Presented at the 1976 Joint ASME/IEEE Railroad Technical Conference, Chicago, Illinois, April 6-8, 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Marchetti, J W
  • Publication Date: 1976-3-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 6 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131627
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: C76 461-9 IA
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1976 12:00AM