ELECTRIFICATION AND NEW ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE DESIGNS
The new Models GM-6 and GM-10 electric locomotives designed for heavy-duty freight service are reviewed in this paper. These are provided with the most modern thyristor contol and include a number of new and novel features. In terms of tractive effort capabilities and wide range of horsepower capabilities horsepower capabilites, the GM-10 locomotive is believed to be the most powerful locomotive ever built in the world. At a time when electrification projects are being undertaken in many countries of the world, it is timely to consider some of the interesting factors affecting electrificaton of U.S. railroads which are discussed in this paper.
- Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers for presentation at the Winter Annual Meeting, New York, N.Y., December 5, 1976.
American Society of Mechanical EngineersTwo Park Avenue
New York, NY United States 10016-5990
- Ephraim Jr, M
- Quinn, H E
- Publication Date: 1976-12-5
- Features: Figures; References; Tables;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- TRT Terms: Adhesion; Air pollution; Diesel electric locomotives; Electric locomotives; Electric power conditioning; Locomotives; Propulsion; Railroad electrification; Service life; Thyristors; Trucks; Vehicle design; Vehicle maintenance; Vehicle power plants
- Uncontrolled Terms: Propulsion systems
- Old TRIS Terms: Locomotive maintenance
- Subject Areas: Design; Maintenance and Preservation; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00145146
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
- Report/Paper Numbers: 76-WA/RT-7 Conf Paper
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Feb 1 1977 12:00AM