A comparison is made between the gas turbine and diesel electric locomotives available in 1946. An overall efficiency of 18 to 20 percent should be realized with the gas turbine locomotive. Cost of maintenance comparisons could not be made. The high-speed diesel engine is limited to a power output of 1500 to 2000 b.h.p.; the maximum power output of a single unit of the gas turbine should be much greater.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1946-11-22

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  • Accession Number: 00037297
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1994 12:00AM