PROSPECTS FOR THE USE OF GAS TURBINE LOCOMOTIVES

PERSPEKTIVY PRIMENENIJA GOZOTURBINNYH LOKOMOTIVOV

The characteristic features of the Baikal-Amour line are its extremely long upward and downward gradients (up to 18%), its tunnels and severe weather conditions. The plan for Phase One in the operation of this line provides for trains of up to 7,000 t, with a considerable increase in this limit later, and with a maximum use of the line's transport capacity. These requirements create an important problem in the choice of a type of locomotive capable of reliable operation under such conditions. The article discusses the advantages of the gas turbine engine, which may prove to be decisive in the selection of the type of self-driven locomotive for the Baikal-Amour line.

  • Authors:
    • Bartos, E T
    • Mejlihov, M E
  • Publication Date: 1976

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  • Russian

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  • Accession Number: 00134571
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: International Union of Railways
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 9 1976 12:00AM