The energy crunch has created penalties in fuel costs whereby railroads are experiencing the highest fuel bills in their history. Electro-Motive Division of General Motors Corporation, as a major manufacturer of diesel-electric locomotives, is dedicated to increasing the fuel efficiency of its diesel locomotives. Since the introduction of the "40 Dash Two" Series of locomotives in 1972, EMD has made significant advances in improving locomotive fuel efficiency via basic design changes to the Model 645 diesel engine to improve its thermal efficiency and also by changes in the locomotive support systems to reduce parasitic losses. Future locomotive models will continue this trend in improved fuel efficiency through further advances in the design of engine components and support systems.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Contributed by the Rail Transportation Division of ASME for presentation at the IEEE-ASME Joint Railroad Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, April 11-13, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Kotlin, J J
    • Williams Jr, H A
    • Dunteman, N R
  • Publication Date: 1978

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00173782
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 78-RT-4 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM