After twenty years of experience, the definite trend is to use a modified aircraft gas turbine with mechanical drive for railroad power in order to get the desired light weight ratio and to get transmission cost to a minimum. Turbo-train developments in four foregin countries are reviewed, including Germany, which proposes the most powerful and fastest turbo-trains compared to any others. The U.S. and Canada are progressing satisfactorily.

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    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Sawyer, R T
  • Publication Date: 1972-2

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 26-30
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  • Accession Number: 00037202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM