4,000 HP LOCOMOTIVE UNITS FOR U.S.A.
European design forming the most powerful single locomotive-unit in the world was delivered to the States for heavy drag-freight service. The six large diesel-hydraulic locomoitves are powered by two Maybach engines of 2,000 b.h.p. each U.I.C. rating, driving through the special Voith L.830 transmission, to each set of which has been added a fluid coupling to deal with resistance braking, which is a leading feature of these locomotives.
Voith Getriebe KGHeidenheim, Germany
- Publication Date: 1961-8
- Features: Figures; Photos;
- Pagination: p. 295-325
- TRT Terms: Air brakes; Brakes; Diesel locomotives; Locomotives; Motors; Size; Specifications; Technology; Transmissions; Trucks; Vehicle design
- Geographic Terms: Germany
- Old TRIS Terms: Braking systems; Locomotive design
- Subject Areas: Design; Motor Carriers; Railroads; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00037807
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM