Electrified train operation requires 10 to 20 percent less energy, in Btu per net ton-mile, than a diesel unit train and can make use of the coal it is hauling. Since the electrified railroad receives its power from a central generating source, the locomotive is relatively silent and non-polluting compared to a diesel locomotive. The generating source itself can be located away from populated areas; and, with proper pollution controls, the major pollutants from coal combustion can be reduced to levels far below those of diesel combustion.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Mining Congress

    Ring Building, 1200 18th Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20036
  • Authors:
    • Weiss, W D
    • Dunn, R H
  • Publication Date: 1976-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 39-44
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00156907
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM