WILL ELECTRICITY POWER TOMORROW'S TRAINS?

The electric locomotive offers long term cost and performance advantages despite the high initial cost of converting from diesel power. Amtrak is going ahead with an electrification program in the Northeast Corridor and Conrail is considering several other projects. Rising fuel oil costs plus predicted continued inflation may spur an even stronger move to electric.

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    Penton Publishing Company

    Penton Building, 1111 Chester Avenue
    Cleveland, OH  USA  44113
  • Authors:
    • Aronson, R B
  • Publication Date: 1977-4-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 5 p.
  • Serial:
    • Machine Design
    • Volume: 49
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Penton Media, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0024-9114

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00169993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM