MAINTENANCE AND CAPITAL COSTS OF LOCOMOTIVES

Maintenance costs of electric and diesel-electric locomotives will vary considerably depending on the service. Maintenance costs of electrics will be 30 to 60% of comparable diesel electrics. Life expectancy is similar at 25 years with both types subject to technology obsolescence. First costs will not be greatly different.

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  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 38-39
  • Monograph Title: RAILROAD ELECTRIFICATION: THE ISSUES
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  • Accession Number: 00173805
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: Apr 26 1978 12:00AM