Performance figures are given for three typical designs of electric locomotive of the German Federal Railway which have been in use for 10 years. The performance figures include tractive effort and coefficient of adhesion as a function of axle loading and slip for wet and dry rails. Tire wear and the factors affecting it are discussed and test results for electric, steam and diesel traction are quoted. Reference is made to the poor utilization factor of thyristor installations operating at comparatively high delay angles and at attempts at improvement by the use of forced commutation of the thyristors.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag R Oldenbourg

    Rosenheimer Strasse 145
    Munich 80,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gladigau, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-10


  • German

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 230-238
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142589
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Railroad Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 1 1977 12:00AM