Until recently, there was only one place in the world where gas turbine locomotives could be seen regularly at work and this was in the U.S.A. The author took the opportunity to look at one of the 8500 h.p. locomotives at the U.P.R.R. Maintenance Depot, Council Bluffs, Iowa and was privileged to discuss their performance with the U.P. Engineering Staff at their Headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska. Thirty of these locomotives were introduced in 1958 and were specially built for heavy Trans-Continential freight trains. Thie paper is not a technical appraisal of these units as time was very limited, but rather an account of some of the more practical aspects of the locomotive of interest.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    1 Birdcage Walk
    London SW1H 9JJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Chisman, J I
  • Publication Date: 1971-3

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  • Pagination: p. 189-203
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  • Accession Number: 00033449
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 28 1973 12:00AM