10,000-HP ELECTRIC GOES TO CONRAIL FOR TESTS

The GM10B, a six-axle, six-motor locomotive with three two- axle trucks, is part of Electro-Motive's long-range research and development program for meeting future motive power needs of customers in the U.S. and Canada. This is one of two prototype electric locomotives developed in cooperation with ASEA of Sweden where agreements cover non- exclusive licensing of the advanced thryristor type power unit. This 10,000-hp (diesel equivalent) electric locomotive has full thyristor motor control and separately excited traction motor fields providing individual motor control and stepless voltage control over the entire range of operations. Traction motors are a modified version of the ASEA European model LJH-108-1. The fabricated trucks combine low weight transfer and elastomeric suspension. Other constructional details are also given.

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    Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corporation

    508 Birch Street
    Bristol, CT  USA  06010
  • Publication Date: 1976-9-27

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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-39
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  • Accession Number: 00141686
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM