DESIGN OF A TURBINE/ELECTRIC BIMODAL RAIL PASSENGER CAR

This paper presents the unique features of a rapid transit rail passenger car having two modes of power, conventional 650 volts DC third rail plus two on-board gas turbine power modules. Design objectives are defined with a description of the car's systems showing how the objectives were met. Early track test experience is also reviewed.

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  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 165-176

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00131646
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 14 1981 12:00AM